Do You Recognize These Men? Police Released Video of Suspects in Platform Shooting of SEPTA Conductor

A SEPTA regional rail conductor continues to recover as the search for the man who shot him during a botched robbery at the Carpenter Station continues Monday

What to Know

  • A SEPTA regional rail conductor was shot while working on the Chestnut Hill West line Friday afternoon.
  • The 57-year-old conductor took a bullet to the hip. Witnesses said they heard one gunshot after the train stopped at the Carpenter Station.
  • Police have released surveillance video showing two men, one believed to be the shooter, standing on the platform prior to the attack.

Philadelphia police hope surveillance video showing two men moments before a botched robbery and shooting of a SEPTA regional rail conductor helps track them down.

Police released the images Monday that show two men who appear to be in their early 20s on the platform of the Carpenter Station in the city's West Mount Airy neighborhood just before the shooting around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Regional rail riders provided first aid to a 57-year-old SEPTA conductor who was shot in a botched robbery at the transit authority’s West Mount Airy station on Friday.

The shooting left a 57-year-old conductor shot once in the hip, Philadelphia police said. He remained hospitalized over the weekend.

In the video you see a man with a mustache standing around 5-foot, 6-inches tall and wearing a gray hoodie who police say pulled the trigger. You also see a second man with a beard and standing around 5-foot, 9-inches tall in a gray hoodie with "Gap" on it.

Both men were waiting on the platform for the train to arrive, police said.

One suspect demanded cash from the victim as he exited the train. Police said the conductor pushed the other suspect and darted for the train. The first suspect, armed with a gun, then fired a single shot.

Lisa Mengucci
Passengers on SEPTA's Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail line help a conductor who was shot at the Carpenter Station on Friday, May 10, 2019.

A photo taken from inside the train and shared through the NBC10 app appeared to show the conductor on the floor and riders looking on as at least two men helped.

A SEPTA official said it's been 20 years since a conductor was shot. The injured conductor has worked for SEPTA for 19 years. 

The suspects ran off toward Carpenter Lane and Emlen Street, investigators said.

SEPTA and the Citizens Crime Commission put up a $6,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Philly police.

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