Police release new video of suspect accused of sexually assaulting, robbing woman at Center City Macy’s

Philadelphia police released new video Tuesday of a suspect wanted in connection with the sexual assault and robbery of a woman at the Macy's in Center City.

The new video came from West Philadelphia businesses and cameras on SEPTA buses and trains. Police believe he could be from the area.

Authorities say the incident occurred inside the women's room restroom at the Macy's Store on the 1300 block of Market Street around 11 a.m. Sunday.

"While she's in the stall, he came over the top of the stall that's when he threatened her, dragged her into a stall a little further down, and assaulted her," Special Victims Unit Captain Mark Burgmann said.

Investigators say the suspect threatened to kill the 55-year-old woman with a sharp barbecue skewer if she made any noise, then sexually assaulted the victim and robbed her. 

"It's pretty brazen for him to go inside the bathroom for 20 minutes, wait there thinking somebody else would come in and find him," Burgmann added.

The suspect was caught on video as he left the store quickly, crossed Market Street. Police say he got off a train to 52nd and Market and disappeared.

The suspect was said to be wearing a mask and hood at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police.



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