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Police seek group in attack on Temple student

Police are looking for a group of young men who robbed and beat a Temple University student near the school's North Philadelphia campus.

Philadelphia police said the 20-year-old student was walking through an alley on the 1800 block of Berks Street at about 11:50 p.m. on May 5 when a group of five men approached him from behind.

Two of the suspects struck the victim on the back of his head, knocking the student to the ground. The assailants continued beating him and took his cellphone, authorities said. The man suffered a dislocated right shoulder, bloody nose and scrapes.

Police released surveillance video and photos of the suspects this afternoon. The group was last seen fleeing south on 18th Street.

The suspects were described as five black men, between the ages of 18 and 23. Four were wearing all black clothing and one wore light-colored clothes.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-8477 (TIPS). Tipsters can also send a text message to 773847 (PPDTIP).


Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or ebabay@philly.com. Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443 or BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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