Northwest Detectives release video of suspected gunman in subway station robbery

The Philadelphia Police Department released surveillance footage on Tuesday detailing a shooting and an armed robbery inside a SEPTA subway station this weekend.

At 7:40 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a radio call at the subway entrance at Broad St. and Glenwood Ave., and found a victim who was shot in the hip.

Police reported that after the victim exited the train and walked from the northbound subway platform, he noticed the suspect walking in front of him.

As the suspect walked up the subway stairs, he quickly turned and faced the complainant, pointed a 45-caliber handgun at him and said, “Give it up.”

The complainant attempted to run back toward the subway platform when the offender fired the gun once, striking him.

As the victim was on the ground, the offender demanded his money and made off with a wallet containing $280 in cash and credit cards.

SEPTA police officers who heard the shot pursued the suspect, but lost sight of him in the vicinity of the 2700 block of N. 15th St.

The suspect is described as 6-foot tall black male in his early 20s to 30-year-old with a thin build and was wearing a light blue Old Navy hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and sneakers.

If you see the suspect, police ask you not to approach him and to contact 911 immediately.

To submit a tip or provide information, call (215) 686-TIPS, text a tip to 773847 (PPD TIP), use the department’s website or contact the Northwest Detective Division at (215) 686-3353/54.

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