SEPTA Passenger Sexually Assaults Woman, Steals Her Kitchen Appliances: Police

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    Surveillance video captured a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in her own West Philly home.

    A man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met on a SEPTA bus and then stealing several of her kitchen appliances.

    A 58-year-old woman was heading home on a Route 21 bus Saturday Aug. 16 around 9 a.m. when another passenger sat next to her and struck up a conversation, according to authorities.

    The pair exited the bus and went to the woman's home on the 6200 block of Chestnut Street in West Philly, where the man sexually assaulted her, police said.

    The suspect remained in the victim's home for hours after the attack, eventually leaving around 4 a.m. Sunday and taking several kitchen appliances with him, according to investigators.

    Police describe the suspect as a man aged approximately 50- to 60-years-old and standing 6-feet tall with a stocky build. Surveillance footage shows the suspect was wearing a tan fisherman's hat, a black jacket with a blue shirt underneath, black pants and black sneakers with white stripes.

    Authorities urge anyone with information about the crime or the suspect to contact the Philadelphia Police Department's Special Victim Unit at 215-685-3253.