VIDEO: Suspects wanted in Lehigh Avenue violent crimes

Police are seeking the public’s help identifying two suspects in a series of gunpoint robberies and the sexual assault of a teenage girl in North Philadelphia’s Allegheny West and Richmond neighborhoods in late July.

The police department posted surveillance videos of the two suspects on YouTube on Tuesday.

Police say the two men are responsible for a string of armed robberies, as well as the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl, along Lehigh Avenue between 22nd and 29th streets. The crimes occurred between July 19 and July 30.

One suspect is a light-skinned black male with his hair cut in a short afro, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and between 25 and 30 years old, according to police.

Police describe the second suspect as a dark-skinned black male with a bald head and full beard, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and between 30 and 40 years old.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Central Detectives Division at 215-686-3047.


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