Published on Feb 25, 2014
Northwest Detectives Division is looking to identify three suspects who robbed a 20 year-old female in West Germantown.
On February 23, 2014, at 7:00pm, three unknown males were captured on surveillance video entering a business located at 402 West Chelten Avenue. Several minutes later the complainant enters the store while talking on her cellphone when one of the suspects follows the complainant while she was shopping and shoves her into the shelves causing her to drop her phone. The suspect then picks up the complainant's cellphone, and along with the other suspects, fled the store on foot and were last seen west on Chelten Avenue towards Wissahickon Avenue. Approximately ten minutes later the same three suspects attempted to take a cellphone from a second victim who was walking in the area of 5500 Wissahickon Avenue. After an unsuccessful attempt at taking the second victims cellphone when she began to scream, the suspects fled on foot from the area in an unknown direction.
Suspect #1: Black male, 15-18 years-of-age, 5'11″, thin build, medium complected, clean shaven, short hair, wearing a green hooded sweatshirt with "Eagles" on the front and an Eagles logo on the side of the hood, Khaki pants, and Nike sneakers.
Suspect #2: Black male, 15-18 years-of-age, 5'7″, thin build, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and brown boots.
Suspect #3: Black male, 15-18 years-of-age, 5'3″, medium build, wearing a blue tie-dyed hooded sweatshirt, and gray sweatpants.
If you see this suspect do not approach him, contact 911 immediately.
To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.
If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, please contact:
Northwest Detectives Division
Det. Philippi #669