VIDEO: Woman Hit, Robbed While Departing Trolley

The victim received two stitches to her upper lip.

Fox 29 reports:

The woman bumped into an unknown male who was standing in the doorway. Police say the suspect was then caught on video throwing a cup at her and following her off the trolley, striking her one time with a closed fist.

The suspect then grabbed the woman’s headphones, police say. After a brief struggle, he got back on the trolley, then decided to take off. He was last seen headed toward 46th Street.

According to the Philadelphia Police:

Southwest Detective Division is looking to identify and locate the suspect wanted for a robbery in Southwest Cedar Park.

On July 10, 2014, at 5:35 pm, the complainant, a 39 year-old female, was exiting the route 34 Septa trolley at 4700 Baltimore Avenue she bumped into an unknown male who was standing in the doorway when the suspect threw a cup at her then followed her off the trolley striking her one time with a closed fist. The suspect then grabbed the complainant’s headphones and after a brief struggle the suspect entered the trolley briefly, then fled on foot and was last seen towards 46th Street. The complainant was treated at University of Pennsylvania where she received two stitches to her lip.

Suspect Description: Black male, 20 years-of-age, 5’11″, thin build, clean shaven, wearing a dark colored t-shirt with writing on the front, black shorts, and a multicolored backpack with thin shoulder straps.

If you see this suspect do not approach him, contact 911 immediately.
To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, please contact:
Southwest Detective Division
Det. McDermott #770
DC# 14-18-040494

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  • pete

    I love people.

  • Ian

    I’m sure no one will know this gentleman, he surely dropped from the sky.
    Sure threw a hissy fit after an pretty innocent bump by a woman. Real tough, kid.

  • lookslowly

    I don’t think this case is as open and shut as the article implies. Look at the tape slowly. She pulls his headphones out of his ears (accidentally or no) when she goes by, and then at the same time he allegedly hitting her, she is grabbing them off his neck. You can see he is clearly without his headphones after that. I don’t think he stole her headphones, I think he was getting his own back after she took them.

  • GrapeSodaGary

    She deserved that, keep your hands to yourself

  • TcK13

    It appears that there’s more to this as others have said. She clearly pushes him as she’s exiting the trolley and then gives him the finger. It looks to me that there was something going on between the two of them on the trolley and she pushed him on her way out. He got mad and pushed / punched her.

    • TcK13

      She also clearly takes his headphones and he grabs them back.