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Dispatcher robbed beyond police headquarters in Philadelphia, the official says

A dispatcher was robbed Thursday morning as she walked to work outside Philadelphia police headquarters, the official said.

A 25-year-old woman was attacked about 5: 41 a.m. on Callowhill Street whenever a suspect ran around her from behind and grabbed her purse knocking her to the bottom, police said in a statement. The suspect then dragged the complainant on the sidewalk and finally in to the street until he could take the purse.

The suspect fled south on 15th Street from Callowhill Street, police said.

NBC Philadelphia reported the victim was a dispatcher walking into just work at the brand new police headquarters at Broad and Callowhill streets in Center City.

Gordon Zimmitt, president of the union that represents dispatchers, AFSCME Local 1637, told NBC Philadelphia the girl was recovering after being hospitalized.

She was on her behalf solution to work, moving in at 6 her shift starts at 6, literally several steps from the entranceway, he said. The worst thing we are able to have is people convinced that police headquarters isnt safe.

Police weren’t immediately reached for comment Saturday.

Authorities released a video showing the suspect.

He could be referred to as standing about 6-feet-tall with a thin build, police said. The balding suspect also wore a dark-hooded sweatshirt with a Puma logo, blue jogger pants with light stripes privately, black sneakers and he carried a black, Nike Air backpack, police said.

Antonio Planas

Antonio Planas is really a breaking news reporter for NBC News Digital.

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