Two male suspects sought in robbery, assault of Penn grad student

November 7, 2017

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two male suspects, who robbed and viciously assaulted a 26-year-old male Penn grad student. The robbery took place on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 10:45 p.m. when the young man was walking along the 400 block of South 43rd Street. The victim was beaten during the robbery and suffered serious head injuries, including a fractured skull, according to police.

Surveillance video captured the suspects later that night inside a convenience store: 

Police provided the following description of the suspects:

Suspect 1: Black male, late teens to early 20 years-of-age, approximately 6-feet tall, slim build, chin length braided hair. He was wearing a black Michael Kors jacket, red t-shirt, ripped blue jeans, white sneakers and a Ferragamo belt.

Suspect 2: Black male, late teens to early 20 years-of-age, 5-feet-6-inches tall, slim build, short cropped hair. He was wearing all black clothing with a distinct pattern on the front of his hooded sweatshirt.

If you see these suspects please contact 911 immediately. To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847. You can also contact University of Pennsylvania Police Department by phone: 215-898-4485 (Det. Charles Boyle).

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