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3 robberies, 5 victims, 40 minutes: Suspect wanted in Old City holdups

Philadelphia police on hunt for suspect in string of Old City holdups
Screengrab of surveillance camera video of Oct. 3 robberyPPD / provided

Philadelphia police are looking for a busy bandit wanted in connection with three robberies in under an hour.

The robberies all happened in Old City on Oct. 9 between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

During the first, the suspect pulled a handgun on four men in their 20s on the 300 block of S. 5th Street. He demanded money, and two of the victims handed over a total of $80. They followed him as he fled on foot, and one of the four got into a black SUV near 5th and Pine Streets.

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About 25 minutes later, the suspect approached a 36-year-old man on the 300 block of S. 5th Street, whipped out a handgunand demanded his belongings.

Just 15 minutes after, the suspect approached a couple in their 50s at Front and Dock streets. He pointed a handgun and demanded money. The victims told police they handed over $65.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s, standing 6-foot to 6-foot 2-inches tall.

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Though the suspect fled on foot, police believe he eventually got into a car after the robberies.

Surveillance cameras captured images of thecar he used aftertwo of the robberies. It is described as a black crossover-style SUV, possibly a mid-2000s Infinity X-35. The car may have had New Jersey plates.

No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to call Philadelphia police.

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