A dispatcher was robbed Thursday morning as she walked to work exterior Philadelphia police headquarters, an official stated.
A 25-year-old girl was attacked about 5:41 a.m. on Callowhill Road when a suspect “ran as much as her from behind and grabbed her purse knocking her to the bottom,” police stated in an announcement. “The suspect then dragged the complainant on the sidewalk and finally into the road till he was capable of take the purse.”
The suspect fled south on fifteenth Road from Callowhill Road, police stated.
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 option to work, getting in at 6 — her shift begins at 6, actually a couple of steps from the door,” he stated. “The worst factor we are able to have is folks pondering that police headquarters isn’t secure.”
Police weren’t instantly reached for remark Saturday.
Authorities launched a video displaying the suspect.
He’s described as standing about 6-feet-tall with a skinny construct, police stated. 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 stated.