Man Stabs, Robs Woman at South Philadelphia Staffing Agency After He Is Told There's No Work - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Man Stabs, Robs Woman at South Philadelphia Staffing Agency After He Is Told There's No Work

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    A stabbing left a woman in critical condition after a robbery on the 300 block of South Broad Street around 9:15 Thursday morning. (Published Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014)

    A man went nuts -- stabbing and robbing an employee -- inside a South Philadelphia staffing agency after staff told him there was no work for him.

    The suspect stabbed the woman -- identified by authorities as Caroline Basso Franklin, 53, who was working alone inside the agency she owns with her brother -- three times in the chest inside Trinity Staffing Services at 2340 S Broad Street around 9:15 a.m., according to Philadelphia Police.

    Police said the attack came after the man asked Franklin for a temporary job and she told their were no jobs available.

    Neighboring business owner, Frank Cinquino, the helped Franklin the across the street to Methodist Hospital where she remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon.

    After the stabbing, the man took the woman's purse and ran off toward the subway -- leaving behind a kitchen knife, according to police.

    The suspect possibly hopped onto a northbound Broad Street Line subway train at Oregon Avenue in South Philadelphia, according to authorities. Philadelphia Police stopped the train at the Girard Avenue Exit in North Philly to search for the suspect, according to SEPTA. But, the suspect remained on the loose.

    Police described the suspect as being in his 30s with a goatee, cornrows and wearing a bloody shirt.

    Investigators didn't reveal the exact reasoning for the man flipping out.