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University of Pennsylvania Graduate Student Beaten, Robbed in West Philadelphia

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    University of Pennsylvania Graduate Student Beaten, Robbed in West Philadelphia
    Courtesy Philadelphia Police Department

    A 26-year-old University of Pennsylvania graduate student was severely beaten during a robbery Friday night in West Philadelphia.

    The victim’s skull was fractured in the attack, which occurred while he was walking along the 400 block of South 43rd Street around 10:45 p.m.

    Surveillance video captured images of the suspects later that night inside a convenience store.

    One suspect is described as a young black male - either in his teens or early 20s - approximately 6 feet tall with chin-length braided hair, slim build and wearing a black Michael Kors jacket, red T-shirt, ripped blue jeans, white sneakers and a Ferragamo belt.

    The second suspect is also a young black male in his teens or late 20s and 5-foot-6 feet tall with short hair, slim build and wearing all black clothing with a hooded sweatshirt.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.