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Police search for man who assaulted, robbed elderly man

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police have released surveillance video of an assault and robbery of an elderly man in South Philadelphia’s Pennsport neighborhood.  

In the video, a man in his 30s or late 20s is shown with his hands in the pockets of a gray zip-up hoodie. He looks across the street to where an 87-year-old man with white, wiry hair is carrying a light-colored bag.

The suspect is shown crossing the street and pushing the man down to the ground near some construction cones. He takes the the bag and runs off.

It happened on Labor Day, around 8 a.m., near 4th and Morris streets.

Authorities say the bag was filled with payroll and receipts.

The suspect was wearing gloves, sunglasses and a burgundy Phillies cap.

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