New Details, Composite Released in Graffiti Pier Assault

SVU says the suspect used his victims' clothing to tie them up before fleeing.

A composite released by SVU. Courtesy Philadelphia Police Department.

A composite released by SVU. Courtesy Philadelphia Police Department.

Philadelphia’s Special Victims Unit has released a composite sketch of the alleged perpetrator in the robbery and sexual assault that took place last week at Graffiti Pier. On Sunday, August 23rd, two men and one woman in their 20s were visiting the unsanctioned street-art museum when they encountered a man in his early 30s who they didn’t know. He led them at gunpoint to a wooded area and took all their valuables. An earlier bulletin from SVU noted that one of the victims had been sexually assaulted, but the new bulletin suggests that the suspect sexually assaulted all three. We also now know that he tied the three up with their clothing before he fled, and that he was last seen walking west toward Richmond Street.

According to SVU, the suspect is a white male in his early 30s with brown hair, about 5-foot-nine and 230 pounds. He has a light mustache and beard and was last seen wearing a white tank top, blue jean shorts and a white Phillies cap with the red logo.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to get in touch with SVU at 215-685-3253, 215-685-3254 or 215-685-3263. Detective McGoldrick has been assigned to the case.

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