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Woman raped at gunpoint in West Philadelphia

The 22-year-old victim was robbed, assaulted and sexually assaulted at gunpoint on the 3900 block of Girard Avenue on Sunday.

police crime scene tape A woman was raped at gunpoint in West Philadelphia on Sunday.
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Police say a woman was robbed and raped at gunpoint on a vacant property on the 3900 block of Girard Avenue in West Philadelphia on Sunday.

The crime happened about 9:50 p.m., according to Philadelphia police.

The victim, 22, was walking along Girard Avenue when the suspect approached her, grabbed her and dragged her onto the vacant property, where he proceeded to rob, assault and sexually assault her at gunpoint. The victim's cellphone was stolen.

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Police described the suspect as a dark-skinned black male in his late 30s or early 40s, 5 feet 9 inches tall with an average build, mustache and beard. He was wearing a dark-colored jacket, dark pants, black gloves and a skull cap.

 
 
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