Help Find the Person Responsible for Robbing a 66 Year-Old Woman

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Northwest Detective Division of the Philadelphia Police Department is seeking help identifying the person behind a brazen theft.

According to the detectives, on May 1, 2023, a 66-year-old woman was robbed outside Wells Fargo Bank at 101 E. Olney Ave. The perpetrator – who appeared to be a black male in his late 20s, roughly 5’4″ and of a thin build, wearing a black hat, a gray hooded sweatshirt, and gray pants – forcibly took $700 from the victim while she tried to keep it in her purse. A brief struggle ensued before the offender got away and was last seen heading north through the shopping center parking lot. Fortunately, the victim was unharmed.

If you have any information that could help apprehend the suspect, contact the Northwest Detective Division at 215-686-3353.

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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