A dispatcher was robbed Thursday morning as she walked to work exterior Philadelphia police headquarters, an official mentioned.
A 25-year-old girl was attacked about 5:41 a.m. on Callowhill Avenue when a suspect “ran as much as her from behind and grabbed her purse knocking her to the bottom,” police mentioned in a press release. “The suspect then dragged the complainant on the sidewalk and ultimately into the road till he was capable of take the purse.”
The suspect fled south on fifteenth Avenue from Callowhill Avenue, police mentioned.
NBC Philadelphia reported the sufferer was a dispatcher strolling into work on the new police headquarters at Broad and Callowhill streets in Middle Metropolis.
Gordon Zimmitt, president of the union that represents dispatchers, AFSCME Native 1637, advised NBC Philadelphia the girl was recovering after being hospitalized.
“She was on her strategy to work, stepping into at 6 — her shift begins at 6, actually a couple of steps from the door,” he mentioned. “The worst factor we will have is folks considering that police headquarters isn’t protected.”
Police weren’t instantly reached for remark Saturday.
Authorities launched a video exhibiting the suspect.
He’s described as standing about 6-feet-tall with a skinny construct, police mentioned. The balding suspect additionally wore a dark-hooded sweatshirt with a Puma brand, blue jogger pants with gentle stripes on the facet, black sneakers and he carried a black, Nike Air backpack, police mentioned.