Search On For Suspect That Stole Officers Gun In North Philadelphia

by Alex Lloyd Gross

An off duty Philadelphia Police Officer was beaten and robbed as they were on the 2100 block of West Oxford Street. During the incident, the officer managed to disarm his offender and fire the attacker’s weapon in self-defense. The offender then fled the scene in a black BMW sedan, which was lost in the vicinity of 9th and Cumberland Streets. Notably, the vehicle struck the officer as it fled.

The suspect. Identity and name are not available yet.

Police did not say if the suspect got away with the officers firearm. The suspect was later arrested at G and Hilton Streets. No name or mugshot is available as of yet.


The vehicle the suspect got away in is a newer model black BMW sedan with tinted windows. It is important to note that the front rim on the driver’s side is different from the rear rim on the same side.

When the officer was assaulted and robbed, several females were able to help the suspect get away. Police have photos of the females and they are included with this article.

The Philadelphia Police Department urges anyone with information regarding this incident or the suspect’s whereabouts to come forward. Your help is vital in ensuring the safety of our community and bringing the assailant to justice.