PHILADELPHIA — (06-29-22) — SEPTA Police are eager to locate several suspects who were involved in what police are calling a LGBTQIA hate crime robbery.  The violent robbery took place on the Tioga Station train.  SEPTA says a 19-year-old member of the LGBTQIA community told police they were assaulted by five male juveniles after boarding a train at Tioga Station around 5 a.m. last Friday.

The victim told police that he was punched in the face and arms several times until the train reached Spring Garden Station, seven stops later. Police say that the male suspects stole the victim’s wallet and phone and fled the station.

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Police say the victim did not suffer any serious injuries and refused medical treatment from paramedics. Police are investigating whether the alleged assault could be a hate crime. Anyone with information on this crime are asked to call SEPTA Police at 1-215-580-8111.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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