Security footage shows assault on elderly man inside Philadelphia elevator
POSTED: Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 1:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Philadelphia police are searching for the man who attacked a senior citizen at a Septa station on July 2.
The 86-year old man was choked and robbed inside an elevator at the Market-Frankford Line’s Church Street station.
Surveillance video shows the suspect grabbing his victim by the throat and going through his pockets.
Investigators say the crook got away with $500 and the victim’s driver’s license.
It's the latest round of trouble on Septa trains and buses.
On Wednesday, a man was arrested after bringing an assault rifle and other weapons onto a train on the busy Broad Street line.
Safety is an issue for SEPTA drivers, because of a dramatic increase in violent attacks over the last two years.