By Crystal Cranmore, Natasha Brown
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The search is on for two suspects who cornered a woman while she was at a SEPTA station in West Philadelphia, and stole her iPhone and Macbook Pro at gunpoint, according to police.
It happened on August 25th a little before 8:30 p.m. on the SEPTA platform at 63rd Avenue and Market Street.
Police say two black males approached the woman and took her iPhone from her pocket. They then displayed a handgun and demanded that the woman open her backpack and take out her Macbook, which was in a case with multicolor icons.
The suspects fled the area in an unknown direction.
“If you want an iPhone, iPod, whatever, you buy your own. You need to go out there and get a job and pay for your own stuff, like I do,” said Tia Berry.
There is a visible police presence along the subway platform with police reporting several robberies in Southwest Philadelphia where unsuspecting victims have been stalked and robbed of their phones and computers while waiting for the train.
Raquel Walton says she’s not surprised to hear of what happened. Despite having her iPod out, she says she stays alert at all times.
“I’m aware, even though I have it in my ear, I still look around,” she said.
Both suspects are described as black, 18 to 25 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches and weighing between 120 and 130 pounds.
One suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with white on the inside, dark colored jeans and has dark colored curly short hair.
The second suspect had on dark jeans, a short sleeve gray shirt with a possible graphic on it, and a dark colored hat.
Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.
Watch the surveillance video…