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Suspect In Temple Robberies Surrenders To Police

(Credit: Philadelphia Police Public Affairs)

(Credit: Philadelphia Police Public Affairs)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police say one of the suspects wanted in connection to five robberies near Temple University’s main campus has turned himself in.

On Monday evening, 26-year-old Kevin Wilson surrendered to police for his involvement in the crimes.

On Wednesday, police say Wilson, along with 31-year-old Timothy Ballard, went on an armed robbery spree. (Eyewitness News spoke with one of the victims)

Police believe the two males are responsible for the following robberies:

- On November 30, 2011, at 7:45 p.m., the complainant was walking on the 2000 block of N. 15th Street when two unknown males approached him. One of the suspects showed him a silver handgun demanding money and went through his bag. The suspects fled South on 1900 North 15th Street without taking any money.

- On November 30, 2011 at 8:00 p.m., the complainant and witness were walking on the 1900 block of Fontain Street when two unknown males approached them. One of the suspects pointed a black handgun and took her PNC Debit card and fled South on 18th Street.

- On November 30, 2011, at 8:15 p.m., the complainant was walking on the 1300 block of North Carlisle Street when two unknown males grabbed her. One of the males pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at her demanding money. The suspects took the complainant’s cell phone, debit card, and money then fled North on Carlisle Street.

- On November 30, 2011, at 8:32 p.m., the complainant was walking on the 1300 block of North Franklin Street when two unknown males approached him. One of the suspects grabbed him by the neck and pointed a gun at him demanding money. The suspects took $10 and fled South on Franklin Street toward Girard Avenue.

- On November 30, 2011, at 8:55 p.m., the complainant was walking on the 900 block of West Montgomery Street when two unknown males approached her. One of the suspects pointed a black gun at her demanding money. The complainant stated she did not have any money and the suspects fled North on 10th Street from Montgomery Avenue.

Anyone with information about these crimes or Timothy Ballard is asked to contact Central Detective Division, Special Investigations Unit @ 215-686-3047.