A female student was robbed at gunpoint by two unidentified males last Thursday around 3:40 p.m. while she was walking along the 200 block of South 41st Street.
According to Penn Police officials, the victim was approached by two men, both described as between 20 and 30 years old.
The first suspect, who carried a silver handgun, was described as a black male approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall. The assailant was wearing a black "do rag" style bandanna, a blue terry cloth T-shirt and jeans. The man also had silver caps on his teeth.
The second assailant, also a black male approximately 5 feet 11 inches, had short cropped hair and was wearing a white T-shirt and jeans with a logo on the right rear pocket.
The student reported no injuries sustained during the robbery.
The suspects took a black purse, a cell phone and credit cards belonging to the student, worth a total of approximately $500.
The Philadelphia Police Department was contacted by the victim after the incident, and they responded immediately.
University Police were also on the scene.
"We received information sometime after 4 [p.m.], and sent officers immediately," Chief of Police Tom Rambo said.
"At this time, we will look at all incidents through the city and see if this incident is connected" with any others, Rambo added.
The incident is still under investigation.
This was the third robbery to be reported to the Penn Police Department since May 23, and the second robbery of a student in that time period.
University Police apprehended the suspects from the other two incidents, including one 16-year-old juvenile. Police officials said it was not clear whether weapons were involved in the other two cases.
The first robbery, which took place on May 23, happened at about 4:58 p.m. on the 3300 block of Walnut Street. The second robbery took place on May 24 at about 4:15 p.m. on the 3800 block of Chestnut Street.Comments powered by Disqus
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