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Robbery suspects posing as water department workers caught on tape

Monday, August 26, 2013

Philadelphia police are searching for three robbery suspects who pretended to work for the water department.

The incident happened on August 22nd at 3:00 p.m. on the 400 block of West Sedgley Street in North Philadelphia.

Police say three males dressed in bright green t-shirts identified themselves as Philadelphia Water Department employees at the victims' home.

Once inside, police say the suspects handcuffed and the beat the residents.

A 54-year-old female suffered a head injury and a fractured orbital bone.

After searching the home for 25 minutes, the suspects fled east on Sedgley Street taking a television, cell phone and $250.

Police have released the following descriptions of the suspects:

Suspect #1 is described as a black male, 5'10, 30 to 40 years-of-age, 240-250 pounds, with a dark brown complexion. He was wearing a bright green t-shirt, orange/red baseball hat, jeans and armed with a handgun.

Police describe suspect #2 is described as black male, 5'8, and 180 pounds. He was wearing a bright green t-shirt, orange/red baseball hat and jeans.

Suspect #3 is described as a black male seen wearing a bright green t-shirt, orange/red baseball hat and jeans.

Authorities released surveillance video of the suspects on Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or through PhillyPolice.com.

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