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Police: man punched 61-year-old woman, stole wallet

Police are searching for a man who assaulted a 61-year-old woman and stole her wallet.

On August 30 at 12:25 p.m., the victim was walking east on the 700 block of Addison Street when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown black male who dragged her approximately 15 feet and punched her in the jaw, police said. The suspect then took her wallet containing various cards, identification and approximately $150 before fleeing, police said. The victim received minor cuts and scrapes as a result of this robbery.

The suspect was described as having a medium build, wearing a white t-shirt, distinctive jeans and distinctive sneakers.

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Anyone with information about this crime or this suspect is asked to contact the Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093/3094.

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