VIDEO: Police seek gunman for robbery inside SEPTA El stop elevator

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Police are still looking for this suspect. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department

Philadelphia police are looking for a suspect who allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint Saturday morning inside an elevator at the Allegheny Station of SEPTA’s Market-Frankford El.

Police said the victim boarded the elevator leading up to the station’s platform shortly before 9 a.m. Two unknown men entered the elevator with him.

While inside, one of the men allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband and demanded money. Police said the victim handed over $120 in cash along with his train pass and identification card.

The two men fled the El platform in an unknown direction.

A SEPTA police officer on routine patrol Saturday afternoon saw a man fitting the description of one of the suspects and took him into custody. Police said he was identified as Offender #2 shown in the video.

Offender #1, the alleged gunman in the robbery, is still being sought. He is described as a black male and was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and black pants, carrying a pink-and-black backpack and a handgun.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, to contact the East Detective 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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