Armed robbery reported on HSC this morning

Temple Police is investigating an armed robbery that occurred earlier this morning on the Health Sciences Campus.

Two TU Alerts were sent out about the robbery between 8:15 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. It occurred on Atlantic and Camac streets, near the intersection of Germantown and Tioga streets, the alerts said.

Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said a Temple University Hospital employee was robbed at knifepoint. The suspect, a 250-pound man who is 5-foot-7-inches tall and walks with a limp, took the employee’s Michael Kors purse, which contained an iPhone and credit cards, he added.

Leone said the suspect fled east towards Old York Road. Temple and Philadelphia police responded to the victim’s 911 call, and said the victim was uninjured.

“We sent out the second alert clarifying this was the HSC Campus realizing some people may not know the intersections,” Leone said in an email.

Leone said the suspect may “frequent the area,” and police are checking cameras to identify him.

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