Man Defends Himself Against Armed Robber - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Man Defends Himself Against Armed Robber

Police say after a struggle, the suspect made off with a cell phone and cash.



    Man Defends Himself Against Armed Robber
    Philadelphia Police
    Philadelphia Police are asking for your help identifying the man seen in this picture. He's wanted for the alleged robbery of a man on Monday.

    Philadelphia Police are looking for a man they say robbed another at gunpoint on Monday in South Philly.

    The 21-year-old victim told police he was walking on the 2200 block of South Rosewood Street when a man asked him for a lighter before flashing a gun.

    Police say the suspect took the victim's phone, a Samsung Galaxy S3, and then forced him to an ATM to take out money.

    He also forced the victim to a nearby 7-Eleven to take out more money, according to investigators. 

    While in the convenience store, the victim was seen on surveillance video fighting with the suspect (who again flashed a gun) before running from the scene.

    Police say he made off with the cell phone and $30 in cash.

    They describe the suspect as a black male standing about 5'8" with a thin build. He has a medium complexion, a mustache and beard. He was last seen wearing a gray striped hoodie and blue jeans. 

    Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to call Philadelphia Police.