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Police: Woman Attacks, Robs Elderly Man Near His Home

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Philadelphia Police seek the public’s help in identifying a woman they say robbed an elderly man on Friday.

The incident happed at about 5:30 p.m. as the victim was walking to the Eagles Corner Chinese Store in the 6200 block of Spruce Street.

Authorities say an unknown female approached the man and asked for money. After the man left the store, the female continued to ask him for money and followed him to his home where police say police say she grabbed him by his belt, forced him to the ground and took $11 in cash from his wallet.

The woman fled on foot. She is described as a black female, 25 to 30 years-of-age, 5’10” to 6′, 220 to 240 lbs, medium complexion, straight shoulder length hair and was last seen wearing a long black jacket, light blue shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 215-686-3183.

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