Lonnie Watlington charged: Suspect accused of robbing dispatcher in front of Philadelphia police headquarters arrested

Police say Lonnie Watlington, 40, attacked the 25-year-old dispatcher and dragged her 10 to 15 feet before taking her bag.

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The suspect who robbed a Philadelphia police dispatcher outside the department’s headquarters last week is now behind bars.

It happened around 5:41 am on September 15 at the 1400 block of Callowhill Street.

Police say Lonnie Watlington, 40, attacked the 25-year-old woman and dragged her 10 to 15 feet before taking her bag containing headphones and various credit cards.

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The victim suffered lacerations on her arm and was hospitalized for her injuries.

Watlington was arrested on September 21 when officers spotted him near the 300 block of North Christopher Columbus Boulevard.

He is charged with aggravated assault, robbery and other related crimes.

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