Police are searching for two men who they believe are responsible for three robberies and two attempted robberies within the span of an hour. Police say four victims in the incidents were Temple students.
It happened last Wednesday in North Philadelphia.
Police say the first robbery occurred at 7:45 p.m. on the 2000 block of North 15th Street. The victim was walking when police say he was approached by two men. One suspect allegedly showed him a silver handgun and demanded money. Police say he then went through the alleged victim’s bag before fleeing with his accomplice down the 1900 block of North 15th Street without taking any money.
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Around 8 p.m. police say the two suspects then approached two people on the 1900 block of Fontain Street. One suspect allegedly pointed a black handgun at a woman and stole her PNC Debit Card before fleeing South on 18th Street.
Around 8:15, police say the suspects then grabbed a woman on the 1300 block of North Carlisle Street. One of the suspects allegedly pulled out a gun and demanded money. They stole the woman’s cell phone, debit card and money before fleeing North on Carlisle Street, according to police.
At 8:32 p.m., police say the suspects approached a man walking on the 1300 block of North Franklin Street. One of the suspects allegedly grabbed him by the neck and pointed a gun and demanded money. The suspects stole $10 and fled South on Franklin Street toward Girard Avenue, according to police.
Finally at 8:55 p.m., police say the suspects approached a woman walking on the 900 block of West Montgomery Street. One of the suspects allegedly pointed a gun at her and demanded money. When the woman claimed she didn’t have any money, police say the suspects fled North on 10th Street from Montgomery Avenue.
Police believe two men are responsible for the robbery spree. The first suspect is described as a thin black male standing 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9 with a medium complexion. Police believe he was wearing a red hoodie. The second suspect is described as a thin black male standing 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-9 with a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a blue or black hoodie.
If you have any information on the aforementioned incidents, please call Philadelphia Police.