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Philadelphia Police Investigating Two Indecent Assaults at Subway Train Stations

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The Broad Street Subway is operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). It is one of Philadelphia’s three heavy-rail rapid-transit lines, the other two being the Market-Frankford Subway-Elevated and the PATCO line to New Jersey.



Indecent Assault—1600 S. Broad Street 

On Monday, September 19, 2022, between 10:30 pm and 11:45 pm, the victim was on the platform of the Tasker/Morris Subway Station waiting for the southbound train when she was approached by an unknown light-skinned Black or Hispanic male wearing a white hat, white hooded sweatshirt, and light-colored basketball shorts. The unidentified male asked the complainant for a kiss, and when she refused, he grabbed her and assaulted her. The male fled the scene when a northbound train entered the station.  


Offender: Unknown B/M or H/M 17-20 years old, 5’4”-5’6” tall, light-skinned, black hair. Last seen wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, white hat, and light-colored shorts.  


Indecent Assault --2100 S. Broad Street  


On Monday, September 19, 2022, at approximately 11:30 pm, an unknown male in his 20s followed the victim (22/F) onto the southbound subway train at City Hall. Once on the train, the male approached the complainant and assaulted her. The unknown male then pushed the complainant and ran off the train at Broad and Snyder Avenue in an unknown direction.  


Offender: 20s/M, light complexion, 5’7”, thin build, scruffy beard, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt.  


The Philadelphia Police Department is holding a press conference today, Friday, at 2:30 PM, to update the media on these two crimes. 

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