Suspect sought for sex assault of 71-year-old Philadelphia woman inside her home

Police say the suspect hit the woman when she refused to give him money and then sexually assaulted her.

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police are searching for suspects in a home invasion and sexual assault of a 71-year-old woman.

The attack occurred around 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the 7400 block of Devon Street in East Mount Airy.

According to police, the suspect entered the woman’s front door while screaming for help.

The suspect, allegedly a man between the ages of 17 and 24, then demanded money from the victim, but she refused.

Police say the suspect punched the woman in the head and back, choked her and then sexually assaulted her.

The perpetrators then stole the woman’s cell phone, credit card and car.


Pictured: The vehicle stolen from the 71-year-old home burglary and sexual assault victim.

This vehicle was described as a dark gray 2014 Toyota Corolla with PA tag JKV-8711.

The car has a small paint damage on the rear bumper on the passenger side.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Philadelphia Police Department.

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