A man was caught on video stalking a woman in the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia and then attacking her inside her apartment. But even after stealing her jewelry, he didn’t stop there, according to police.
The 45-year-old woman was leaving her vehicle and walking towards her apartment on the 6000 block of Roosevelt Boulevard on June 15 around 10 p.m. As she was walking, surveillance cameras captured the suspect follow her inside.
"I think he was waiting for the first person to get into the parking lot," said the woman, who did not want to be identified. "I was there at the wrong moment at the wrong place."
As soon as the woman reached the entrance, the man grabbed and attacked her, holding his arm around her neck and pulling her back as she struggled to get out of the building. After restraining her, he demanded that she give him her pocket book and jewelry.
Not satisfied with the amount of money she had, the man then forced the woman back outside and into her Nissan Murano SUV.
"Once inside her vehicle, he demands for her to call a friend, telling her to have that friend bring $500 to the location," said Philadelphia Police Lieutenant John Stanford.
The man then drove around the city with the victim still inside for about 40 minutes while waiting for the friend to arrive with the cash.
"When he was in the car with me he said, 'You know I got a gun, I'll blow your head off,'" the woman recounted.
When the woman's friend finally arrived, police say the man took his money and then continued to drive her vehicle.
"That's when I was trying to convince him to not kill me or do anything wrong," the woman said.
The suspect then pushed the woman out of the moving SUV and drove off in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as a muscular, 20-year-old man standing 5-foot-8 and weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray or green shirt around his face and long blue jean shorts.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call Philadelphia Police.