Sleeping SEPTA Passenger Robbed, Tased, Pushed Onto Tracks
SEPTA Police have released video of a robbery and assault that occurred along the Market-Frankford line on Sunday at 12:50 a.m. The victim is lucky to have walked away alive.
According to SEPTA Transit Police Captain Daryl Jones, a man fell asleep on a westbound Market-Frankford El train that was headed for 69th Street Station. The train was at the Millbourne Station when Jones says that two “opportunistic thieves” robbed the sleeping man, stealing his bag. But it didn’t end there. Watch the video below.
The man woke up immediately and chased the robbers the platform at Millbourne. Police say that the woman pulled out a Taser and used it on the man, who was pushed unconscious onto the tracks. As the attackers escaped, the man regained consciousness and was able to walk for help. He was briefly hospitalized but suffered no life-threatening injuries, according to SEPTA media relations.
The surveillance photos were taken as the man and woman boarded the train at the Allegheny station. Police describe them as follows:
1) W/M, 20-25 years of age, 5’-10”, 150 lbs., black knit hat, camouflage pants, black Nike sneakers, gray hoodie, and a white jacket.
2) W/F, 20-25 year of age, 5’6, 120 lbs., gray knit hat/scarf, hoop earrings, black pocketbook, black jacket w/ fur trim, and black boots.
If you have any information, contact SEPTA Police immediately at 215-580-4487.
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