Gunman Attacks, Sexually Assaults Woman

By Dan Stamm
|  Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013  |  Updated 1:40 PM EDT
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Gunman Attacks, Sexually Assaults Woman

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Special Victims Unit investigators put out a description this morning of a gunman who they say attacked and sexually assaulted a woman as she walked along a city street over the weekend.

A 22-year-old woman told Philadelphia Police that a man grabbed her as she walked along the 3900 block of Girard Avenue in the Parkside section of the city around 9:50 p.m. Sunday.

The woman told authorities that the man came out of a vacant property before pointing a semi-automatic handgun at the woman and  pushing her behind the property. The man then physically and sexually assaulted the woman before running off with her cell phone, according to police.

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Police described the man as being in his late 30s to early 40s, standing around 5-foot-9-inches tall with an average build and dark complexion. He had a beard and work dark clothes, black gloves and a skull cap.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Philadelphia Police SVU.

 


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