PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are searching for a suspect who tried to rob an elderly man inside a church in the Spring Garden section of Philadelphia on Sunday.
Police say an 83-year-old man was sitting in a church pew inside a chapel on the 2200 block North Green Street around 8:40 a.m. when the suspect entered.
Police say after walking past the victim, the suspect walked back and sat in a pew behind him.
According to police, the suspect then grabbed the man in a choke hold from behind while holding a sharp object to his neck, and demanded his wallet.
The suspect fled without taking anything after the victim screamed for help. The elderly man suffered a cut to his neck.
The suspect is described as a 6-foot-3 tall black male, wearing dark-colored clothing, and a dark-colored cap.
If you have any information about this crime, please call police at 215-686-3093/3094.