PHILADELPHIA - Authorities say a teenage girl was assaulted Monday evening at a Broad Street Line SEPTA stop by a group who stole her cell phone.
SEPTA police said a 17-year-old girl was at the Girard Station around 5 p.m. when she was approached by three unidentified males.
A law enforcement source told FOX 29's Jennifer Joyce that members of the group tired to talk to the victim and when she refused the stole her cellphone.
They allegedly punched and choked the teenage victim when she would not tell them the passcode to her phone, a source said.
SEPTA shared surveillance footage of the alleged suspects.
The teenage victim did not sustain any serious injuries and is expected to be okay, according to police.
Authorities have not shared the race of the victim or suspects, but SEPTA spokesperson Andrew Busch said "there is no indication that this was a racially-motivated attack."
Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh called the attack "unfortunate" and "unacceptable." He believes SEPTA should dedicate more of its budget towards its police force to ensure rider's safety.
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