Published on Jan 3, 2013
On December 14, 2012, at 5:00pm, while the complainant was at 9th and Market Streets suspect #1 approached him and asked the complainant for a cigarette. Suspect #2 then approached the complainant at 10th and Market Street and was then engaged in a conversation with him. As the complainant and both suspects walked towards 12th and Chestnut Streets, suspect #2 asked the complainant what he had in his pockets. The complainant responded that he had $1600 in cash and an ATM card. The suspect #2 then stated he was from Africa and wanted the complainant to show him how to work an ATM machine since he had never seen an ATM machine. After showing suspect #2 how an ATM machine works suspect #2 grabbed the $1600 from the complainants hand and fled toward Market Street and suspect #1 fled toward Chestnut Street.
Suspect #1: Black male, 50 years-of-age, 5'10″, 200 lbs, dark complexion, scruffy black and gray beard, wearing a tan coat, jeans and sneakers. Suspect may frequent the area of 9th and Market Streets.
Suspect #2: Black male, 40 years-of-age, 6'2″, 250 lbs, clean shaven, dark complexion, blue coat, jeans and boots. Suspect may have a possible African Accent.
If you see these suspects do not approach them, contact 911 immediately.
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If you have any information about this crime or these suspects, please contact:
Central Detectives Division