70-Year-Old Man Robbed in Philadelphia, Fractures Hip

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Philadelphia Police say that on July 15, 2022, a 70-year-old man was robbed and injured on the 1300 block of W. Girard Avenue in Philadelphia.

The victim was leaving a store when he was grabbed from behind by an unknown black male and had $75 stolen from him. This caused the victim to lose his balance and fall, fracturing his hip in the process. The suspect fled east towards Watts Street after committing the robbery. The victim was transported to Pennsylvania hospital via Medic.

Police are searching for a black male suspect in his 40s who is approximately 5’10” and 170lbs., and was last seen wearing a black knit “Adidas” hat and all dark-colored clothing. If you see this suspect, do not approach him, but instead call 911 immediately.

Philadelphia’s Central Detective Division is leading the investigation and is asking anyone with information to submit a tip via telephone by dialing 215.686.TIPS (8477). All tips will be confidential.

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Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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