Philly Priest Maced, Robbed

Philadelphia Police release a surveillance picture of man wanted for attacking a 65-year-old priest

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Thursday, Dec 20, 2012  |  Updated 12:20 PM EDT
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Philly Priest Maced, Robbed

Philadelphia Police

If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, please contact Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093.

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A Philadelphia priest is maced and robbed while waiting for a bus in Center City.

Police say the 65-year-old priest was standing at 11th and Walnut Street, waiting for a SEPTA bus, when he was approached by a man who sprayed him, then reached in his pockets and pulled out his money clip.

The priest's pants were tore during the attack, that happened in broad daylight, between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Police say the attacker ran off with $125.

Anyone with information is asked to call Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093.

 


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