Police crime-center camera captures attack on blind man in Germantown [updated with new video]
Philadelphia Police are seeking the public’s help to identify an assailant who attacked a 33-year-old blind man in Germantown last Wednesday.
The incident, which was captured by a Philadelphia Police Department Real Time Crime Center Camera positioned on the northeast corner of Wayne Ave. and Seymour St., occurred just after 12 p.m. on Oct. 2.
As victim reached the corner, “the suspect then strikes the complainant, knocking him to the ground and then proceeds to kick and stomp the complainant, causing injuries to his face and head as he lay helpless on the ground,” according to a release.
The attacker, who ran away on Wayne Avenue, is described as a 20-year-old black male who was wearing a tan-colored baseball cap, tan shirt and Khaki pants, while carrying a dark-colored backpack.
The victim, who suffered facial and head injuries, was hospitalized but no further information was available about his condition on Tuesday, when police released video and images in an attempt to catch the attacker.
Police ask anyone with information about the case, or suspect, 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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