Man Punched in the Face During Attempted Robbery on SEPTA Train

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    Video shows a robbery suspect punching a man in the face on SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line. (Published Thursday, Nov 21, 2013)

    Philadelphia police are on the hunt for a man who they say punched a man in the face on a SEPTA train during an attempted robbery.

    Police say a 23-year-old man was on a Market-Frankford elevated train traveling toward 69th Street at 8:30 a.m. back on October 30. As he was on the train, the man told police he noticed another man acting “suspicious.”

    As the train approached the Berks Street station, police say the suspect approached the 23-year-old man and punched him in the face, demanding his cell phone. Police say the suspect then ran off the train and fled at the Berks Street station after other passengers intervened and stopped the attack.

    The victim suffered a cut lip and swelling to his face.

    The suspect is described as a slim, dark-skinned man with a beard standing at 5-foot-11. They also say he was wearing a two-tone gray jacket with tan corduroy pants, black and gray Nike sneakers and a black skull cap.

    If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call Philadelphia Police.

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