Caught on Cam: 4 Men Attack, Stab Pawn Shop Owner

By David Chang
|  Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014  |  Updated 8:50 PM EDT
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4 Men Attack, Stab Pawn Shop Owner

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Police are on the hunt for four men who were caught on camera beating and stabbing a local pawn shop owner.

On February 8, shortly before 4 p.m., four men walked into the 3&1 Variety Store on the 6700 block of Castor Avenue.

After they entered, the men tried to sell the 66-year-old owner a watch, according to investigators. When the owner refused to buy the watch, the four suspects suddenly began to attack him. Police say the man was struck in the head and stabbed several times in the chest and stomach.

Credit: Philadelphia Police

After the men tried to break into a display case, police say the owner managed to chase them out of the store. The men fled the scene and were last seen on Castor Avenue.

The owner was taken to Aria Torresdale Hospital where he was listed in guarded condition.
Police say all four suspects are between the ages of 18 and 20. One man was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black sneakers. Another man was wearing a black puffy coat and possibly red sneakers.

A third suspect was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a fourth suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

If you have an information on their whereabouts, please call Philadelphia Police.

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