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VIDEO: Woman Brutally Beaten By 4 Attackers During Robbery

Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia police attempting to identify four suspects who violently assaulted a woman during a robbery earlier this month have released security footage of the horrific attack (video below).

Investigators said they are hoping the video will help them to apprehend the four assailants, WTXF reported.

The attack occurred in the 1800-block of Addison Street at approximately 7:10 p.m. on Feb. 5, according to WCAU.

Investigators said a 30-year-old woman was walking down the street when four suspects believed to be teenage males rushed her from behind.

One of the suspects slammed into the victim at a full sprint, knocking her off of her feet and sending her skidding across the pavement, the video showed.

The other three suspects then swooped in and proceeded to repeatedly stomp and kick the defenseless woman while she was on the ground.

Philadelphia police said the suspects stole the woman’s credit cards and other belongings before fleeing the scene, WCAU reported.

Investigators said additional security footage showed the stolen cards being used at a Chipotle at Carpenter Street and Broad Street, as well as at a Rite Aid located at Christian Street and Broad Street.

Police said the victim suffered multiple facial injuries due to the attack, according to WTXF.

The search for the suspects remained ongoing.

The four males were all wearing black coats and dark clothing, according to WTXF.

Investigators urged anyone who has any information about the incident to contact police immediately.

Local residents told WTXF the Rittenhouse neighborhood used to be a safe area, but that people no longer feel secure as they’re coming and going.

“It’s just terrifying,” said Nikki Cerone, who regularly runs and walks along the same path where the violent robbery occurred. “When it is in your backyard it is very different than just seeing it on the news.”

Others advocated for people to arm themselves when they are out in the neighborhood.

“I think women should carry something on them,” resident Eli Reed told WCAU. “Something to protect them at all times. Maybe a knife. Mace. Even a handgun.”

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. Warning – Graphic Content:

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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