PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are searching for the suspect they say robbed and assaulted a 67-year-old woman Tuesday morning.
It happened around 7:20 a.m. inside Judy Wigs at the 1900 block of North 54th Street.
According to investigators, the suspect entered the store and approached the woman.
While inside the store, police say she recognized the man from a prior incident on April 29th, when he allegedly reached over the counter, opened the register and took $70.
When the woman confronted the suspect asking him to leave, police say the suspect stated, “Give me the money.”
When the woman tried to call police, investigators say the suspect pushed her into a glass case and began to punch and kick her on the ground before fleeing the store.
“An older lady, a little frail, and he just tosses her around as if he had no respect, no concern for her well being whatsoever. And then begins, even though he tosses her and overpowers her, he continues to punch and kick her for no reason at all,” Lt. John Walker of Philadelphia Police said.
Police say the victim suffered a cut to her left hand along with bruising and swelling to her head and face.
The suspect is described by police as a Black male, 15 to 17-years-of-age, 5’10”, heavy build, wearing a gray polo shirt and dark pants.
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