By Kristina Dougherty

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Police are investigating a violent armed robbery that occurred earlier this month in Old City.

Authorities say just before 2 a.m. on April 8, two men were standing on the 300 block of Bank Street when two suspects exited a newer model Kia Optima and approached them.

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Police say the first suspect, who was armed with a handgun, began beating the 24-year-old victim in the head while demanding his belongings.

The second suspect went in the victim’s pockets and took a brown wallet containing various forms of identification, a Samsung Galaxy cell phone and $200, police say.


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The first suspect then dropped the handgun while beating the victim, and the second suspect picked it before they both re-entered the vehicle and fled the scene.

Police describe the first suspect as a black male, in his mid-thirties, 5’8”, with short hair and a thin build. He was wearing a silver mask covering the bottom of his face and was armed.

The second suspect is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years old, with facial hair. Police say he was wearing a dark-colored zip up hoodie.

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Anyone with information on this incident or the suspects is asked to contact the Central Detective Division 215-686-3093/3094 Det. Bova.