VIDEO: Couple Tasers woman during robbery in Fishtown

Taser robbery suspects
Credit: YouTube / Philadelphia Police Department

Philadelphia police released surveillance footage of a couple who on Aug. 11 allegedly shocked a woman with a Taser during a robbery in Fishtown.

Investigators said the victim, a 32-year-old woman, was walking on the 1200 block of Leopard Street shortly after 1 a.m. when she was approached from behind by an unknown man and woman.

She allegedly felt a shock in her back as one of the suspects shocked her with a Taser, then pulled her purse from her arm.

When she turned around, police said she saw the male suspect carrying her purse in his hand.

The man allegedly raised his hand as if he was going to fight, but police said both suspects fled when the victim started to scream.

One suspect is described as a 6-foot tall black male with a stocky build, last seen wearing a brown t-shirt and brown shorts.

The second suspect is described as a 5-foot-3-inch tall black female with a medium build and curly black hair.

She was last seen wearing camouflage pants.

Police said the duo are also being considered suspects in several other robberies in the area.

Anyone with information on the suspect or crime is asked to call 911, to contact the East Detectives Division at 215-686-3243 or 3244, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing tips@phillypolice.com or by filling out this online form.


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