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Wanted: Suspect for assault in the 1st Police District

The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public's assistance identifying a suspect for assault around 26th Street and Penrose Avenue.  

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The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public’s assistance identifying a suspect for assault around 26th Street and Penrose Avenue.

On Monday, May 27 at approximately 9 p.m., a Philadelphia Police Officer observed an ATV fueling up at the Sunoco Gas Station located at 2601 Penrose Avenue.

The officer exited the patrol vehicle to conduct a vehicle investigation. As the officer approached the vehicle, the suspect revved the engine, pulled away and struck the officer in the leg/foot, according to police.

The suspect was captured on surveillance video inside of the gas station prior to the incident paying for his purchase.

If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, please contact South Detective Division at (215) 686-3013/3014 Det. Schaffling #8131 DC 19-01-023965.

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