Men offered to help 70-year-old using walker – then robbed him: Cops

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The Philadelphia Police Department says two men acting like good Samaritans were anything but.

Cops said that on Wednesday, Jan. 6, around 4:20 p.m., a 70-year-old man withdrew cash from a Wells Fargo Bank and began to cross the street to the Jhohandra Restaurant at 3661 North 6th Street. Using a walker, the senior citizen approached the building and told cops”he was approached by two unknown black males who offered the complainant their help.”

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At that point, authorities alleged the men pinned the 70-year-old against the door of the restaurant, went in his pants and took $450. Luckily, the man suffered no injuries.

The PPD described the suspects as two black males, both 50-60 years old. Both men also reportedly hadclose cropped hair and mustaches.

Police encouraged anyone with information to contact them at 911 or 215-686-TIPS (8477). Members of the public may also text tips to PPD TIP (773847) or submit tips online.

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