77-Year-Old Man Robbed In Broad Daylight In Center City

Suspect was “stalking elderly victims,” say police.


Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying this man, who they say robbed a 77-year-old man in front of his home on the 1200 block of Rodman Street.

According to police, the elderly victim was sitting on a chair in front of his house on July 4th around 2:45 p.m. when the man seen above placed an object on the victim’s back and demanded his wallet.

The victim said he didn't have a wallet, and the suspect allegedly hit him on the back with a rock before making off with an iPhone 5 and $300 in cash.

Police have released surveillance video of the suspect "stalking elderly victims" prior to the robbery.

Below, more images of the suspect. If you have any information, call South Detectives at 215-686-3013.

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  • Erik Colquitt

    Someone please do us a favor and take this scumbag out of the game.
    F-ing coward

  • The Real Richard Cranium

    In the one pic, he looks a heck of a lot like Samuel L. Jackson.

  • BLT1147

    First. Surveillance doesn’t actually show him committing a crime. His pattern of walking appears odd, but that’s not a crime. I don’t see any new possessions on his person either.
    I just don’t see it.

    • Replyguy

      BLT1147, I’m shocked you’re not familiar with this modern day crime fighting tool. All police have to do is collect any video footage from the area, SEPTA, etc. and show it to the victim who then spots the perpetrator in the footage who then identifies his perpetrator. The footage doesn’t have to show the perpetrator committing the crime or show them with the victim’s possessions. The victim’s identification of the perpetrator is all that is needed.