A robber sexually assaulted a 69-year-old man along a normally quiet Center City street last week.
The man was walking along Manning Street, near South 12th and Spruce streets, around 5 pm. Friday when two men appearing to be in their late 20s approached him, Philadelphia police said in a Tuesday news release.
One of the younger men sexually assaulted the 69-year-old and forced him to the ground, police said. The attacker then took his victim’s wallet when the man screamed.
The robbers took about $300 out of the wallet before throwing it down on the ground and running off on Spruce Street, police said.
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Surveillance video shows the robbers, investigators said. One attacker stands around 6-feet tall and wore blue jeans, a gray/green jackets, white sneakers and black knit hat during the attack. The other suspect stands around 5-feet, 8-inches tall and wore blue jeans, a black hoodie and a black and lime green backpack during the attack.
Police urged anyone who spots the attackers to immediately call 911. Anyone wanting to submit a tip can call 215-686-8477 or text PPD TIP or 773847.