Police: Man sucker-punched from behind, suffered brain bleeding in violent robbery

2 suspects wanted; victim is in critical condition
2 men wanted
Photo credit Philadelphia Police Department

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 62-year-old man was knocked unconscious and robbed by two people in North Philadelphia earlier this month. Police are now seeking help in trying to locate the suspects.

Police say on March 12, around 10:12 p.m., the 62-year-old was walking near 12th Street and Girard Avenue when two men approached him from behind. One of the suspects punched the man in the side of the face with so much force that his head hit a nearby wall, knocking him unconscious.

Both suspects took the man’s money and phone, then fled the scene. The victim was later transported to Temple University Hospital, where he was treated for multiple face fractures and brain bleeds. He is in critical condition.

One suspect was last seen wearing a light-colored hooded jacket on top of a dark-colored sweatshirt with dark pants and red, white and black sneakers. The other was wearing a yellow hooded jacket with gray pants and tan boots.

Police ask anyone with information on either of the suspects to call the Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093. Tips can also be submitted anonymously online.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Philadelphia Police Department