Two robbers mugged a pair of women at gunpoint and beat the lady who did not give up her purse fast enough Friday afternoon.
Two 42-year-old women were entering a residence on the 1600 block of South Iseminger Street at 2:35 p.m. Nov. 30 when one of the offenders yelled, “We want your stuff. Give me your handbag,” Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. The women turned to see two men, one of whom was armed.
After successfully swiping one of the handbags, the pair had trouble stealing the other when the woman didn’t let go, Tolliver said. The armed man pulled the unwilling victim to the street and smacked her in the head with his firearm as her friend screamed for help. A 47-year-old male passer-by spotted the disturbance and chased the men, who were able to flee with both purses, to 12th and Morris streets where they hopped into a blue Cheverolet sedan without a license plate that an unknown female was operating. The auto headed South on 12th.
The hurt victim was transported to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for head and facial injures, Tolliver said.
The offenders were described as black, age 15 to 20, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6, 130 pounds and wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants and Timberland boots.
To report information, call South Detectives’ tip line at 215-685-1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit phillypolice.com/forms.
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