72-Year-Old Punched, Robbed in Chinese Restaurant

Police are looking for the two men seen in this video in connection with the crime.

Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help in identifying two men caught on surveillance video punching and robbing an elderly man.

The incident happened on Friday around 5:30 p.m. in a Chinese Restaurant on West Chelten Avenue in the Germantown section of the city.

Police say the 72-year-old victim was standing at the counter when two men entered the restaurant. Soon after entering, one of the suspects punched the victim causing him to fall to the ground. While on the ground, one of the men stole the victim's wallet.

Both suspects fled the restaurant on foot.

Investigtors describe the suspects as black males, both 20 years of age. One is described as having a thin build and short hair. He was last seen wearing a gray tank top, blue shorts and blue sneakers. The second also has short hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt, light blue shorts and black sneakers.

If you have any information on either of the men seen in this video, you are urged to call 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP (772847). You can also submit a tip electronically.


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