PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Police have released surveillance video of the suspect who they say fatally stabbed a fruit truck vendor in South Philadelphia.
The incident happened on April 18th at about 4:30 a.m. on the 400 block of Vollmer Street.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Investigators Seeking Vehicle, Possible Witness Who Could Be Key In Solving Brett Moss' Murder
According to investigators, 68-year-old Don Ly was loading his cart with food and supplies when he was approached by a man who stabbed the victim in the neck.
The victim was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators say the suspect ran away from the scene in what is believed to be a robbery attempt.READ MORE: Archbishop Ryan High School's Sister Frances Antoinette Struck, Killed By PECO Truck In North Philadelphia
During the investigation, police say the suspect was captured on surveillance video walking along the 2700 block of South Randolph Street.
Courtesy Philadelphia Police Department
Authorities describe the suspect as a black or Spanish man, 5’8″, with facial hair or goatee and a thin build. He was wearing dark colored pants, a dark colored jacket, a black knit hat and black Chuck Taylor sneakers.
If you see this suspect do not approach him, contact 911 immediately.MORE NEWS: New Jersey Restaurants Holding Onto Increased Business As Statewide COVID Cases Climb
Anyone with information is asked to call Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.