Police Adding Patrols In Society Hill Following Wave Of Attacks

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are on extra patrols in Society Hill, where women have been the victims of a series of recent attacks.

Police say seven women in recent weeks have been grabbed from behind and choked before they were robbed of their purses or laptops. The attacks happened on side streets in the area of Fourth and Spruce in Society Hill.

Women who live in the area say they’re avoiding those side streets for now.

“We’re definitely not taking the alleys anymore: Philip or American Street. We’re staying on Spruce and Third and the main streets.”

And they say they’re watching out for anyone out of the ordinary.

“I’m definitely a little bit nervous, but I haven’t seen anything different going on in my normal walks.”

None of the injuries were life-threatening, but police say some of the victims were choked until they were unconscious. Detectives are asking residents to report anyone who looks suspicious.

Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • darnell robichaw

    about the attack i know someone did this this lady like that an they need too check him out he goes by the name Bumpie an he lives of on cross st out south philly on six an cross is real name is Paul summers what make it so bad he grab her from behind an had his hand around her mouth an was squeeze her really tight until she couldnt breath he only let her go when he relize he knew her i think they need too check this person out the lady he did this too her name is LAURA.

  • http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/07/18/philadelphia-police-seek-man-who-attacks-robs-women-in-society-hill-area/ Philadelphia Police Seek Man Who Attacks, Robs Women In Society Hill Area « CBS Philly

    […] Officials say the assaults have taken place at all hours of the day and night and the victims have ranged in age from 25 to 73 years old (see related story). […]

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