Hearing-impaired bicyclist assaulted, robbed on Germantown Avenue [video]

 Surveillance footage of the alleged robber making off on his victim's bicycle. (Courtesy of PPD)

Surveillance footage of the alleged robber making off on his victim's bicycle. (Courtesy of PPD)

Philadelphia Police released video on Wednesday of a Sept. 10 robbery during which a 37-year-old hearing-impaired man was knocked off his bicycle and beaten near Germantown Avenue and Walnut Lane.

According to police reports, the victim was riding along Germantown Avenue around 11:40 p.m. when an unknown robber  knocked him off his bike.

“As the complainant was on the ground, the suspect began punching him in his face then taking his cell phone, wallet, trans-pass, work identification, backpack and a white mountain bike with the name David written on it,” police said.

The victim was treated for facial lacerations.

The suspect, who remains at large, is described as a 20-year-old black male with a medium build. He was wearing a red T-shirt with white lettering, dark jeans and white sneakers at the time, police said.

Police ask anyone with information about the case to call Northwest Detective Division at (215) 686-3353/54 or the tipsline at (215) 686-TIPS, text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or send it in via the department’s website.

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