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Phila. robbery, assault suspects caught on camera

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Police say they are questioning two suspects in the Southwest Philadelphia robberies and assault case.

Police believe the men took part in two armed robberies and a robbery/sexual assault that happened between early Friday morning August 3rd and early Saturday morning August 4th.

In the first robbery, a man was approached at 1:45 a.m. Friday on the 2900 block of South 70th Street. Three men surrounded him and demanded money. One of the suspects hit the victim in the head several times with a black revolver. The suspects made off with the victim's keys, cell phone and identification.

The second robbery happened 15 minutes later in the 6900 block of Buist Avenue. A man was approached by four men, pistol-whipped and robbed. In that case the suspects fled in a black Chevy Impala with dark tinted windows.

The suspects in that attack were caught on surveillance video. Watch the surveillance video.

The third attacked happened at 3:35 a.m. Saturday morning August 4th. A man and woman were walking in the ball field next to Finnegan Playground at 6900 Grovers Avenue. A man approached them, pistol-whipped both, took the man's wallet, sexually assaulted the woman and fled.

Police have posted the following descriptions of the suspects:

Suspect #1: Black male, light complexion, thin build, 6'1", beard, wearing a gray and black baseball hat, black cargo shorts and armed with a black revolver.

Suspect #2: Black male, light complexion, dark hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans.

Suspect #3: Black male, short sleeve shirt and shorts.

Suspect #4: Black male, short sleeve shirt and shorts.

Anyone with information on these attacks is asked to call Philadelphia Police Southwest Detectives, Detective Brennan at 215-686-3181 or Detective Farley at 215-686-3183.

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