A graduate student and a University employee were victims of two separate off-campus robberies Tuesday night, police officials said yesterday. According to University Police Spokesperson Sylvia Canada, the student told police she was in a store on the 200 block of 45th Street at 6:45 p.m. when she was distracted by two men. One of the men then grabbed her wallet containing $30 dollars, her credit cards, and other miscellaneous papers, Canada said, adding the men then men fled the scene. The victim flagged down a University Police officer in a patrol car and was escorted to her residence on the 500 block of 46th Street. Canada said there are no suspects in the case but said the victim described one of the men as five feet, two inches tall, approximately 20 years old and as wearing a light blue ski jacket, a dark knit cap and jeans. The other man was described as five foot, eight inches tall, 185 pounds and also wearing a dark knit cap and a long dark coat. The second robbery took place at 10:20 p.m. on the 4500 block of Spruce street, Canada said. The wallet he gave the men contained $15 and the victim said he was not injured. The victim called both Philadelphia and University Police. Both departments are investigating the crime. Canada said police have no suspects but one man was described as between five foot, eight inches and five foot, ten inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, and wearing a blue down jacket. The second man was described as 25-30 years old, around six feet, 170 pounds, and wearing a tan jacket and blue jeans.Comments powered by Disqus
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