Suspect sought in robbery of elderly woman in Rhawnhurst


Philadelphia Police are searching for a suspect they say robbed an elderly woman last week.

The incident occurred on the 2300 block of Ripley Street in the city's Rhawnhurst neighborhood.

Police say the victim, and 87-year-old woman was walking down the street when the suspect approached her and pulled her pocketbook and two bags of groceries from her.

Investigators say the suspect then entered the passenger side of a white vehicle and fled the area in an unknown direction.


A short time later the suspect was caught on surveillance camera attempted to use the victim's debit card.

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