Feb 23, 2021
Philadelphia Police: Suspect Wanted For Sexually Assaulting 55-Year-Old Woman Inside Center City Macys
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police need help finding a suspect who sexually assaulted a 55-year-old woman inside of the Macy’s on the 1300 block of Market Street on Sunday. Police have just released surveillance video.
A moment of normalcy in a year anything but turned into horror for one shopper here at Macy’s in Center City.READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured After Shot In Carroll Park: Philadelphia Police
“A 55-year-old female who was shopping at the store with her husband, she decided to use the bathroom on the third floor. She went inside the bathroom and went into the stall, the offender jumped over the stall. He dragged her out of one stall into another stall where he then raped her,” Philadelphia Police Capt. Mark Burgmann said.
The rape happened between 11:30 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. Sunday and police say this man is responsible.
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Capt. Burgmann says the suspect hid in the third-floor woman’s restroom possibly for up to 20 minutes waiting for his victim, armed with a makeshift weapon.
“About 12 inches long, sharp sticks being used for cooking, for shish kabobs. He had several of them in his hand and he threatened her with those,” he said.
And after this vicious attack, the suspect jets out of the store, crosses over Market Street, enters the train station, and then makes his escape.READ MORE: 4 Arrested After Shooting Inside Airbnb In Point Breeze Leads To Police Chase, Ends In Crash
“He got off at 52nd and Market Street,” Capt. Burgmann said.
Police are now trying to trace his steps there while also trying to find witnesses who may have been near the restroom.
Burgmann says that’s proven difficult.
“Nobody heard anything, no. Some of the video showed shoppers standing outside. They had no idea what was going on,” he said.
So now police need your help finding a suspect described as a Black male in his 20s with a thin build and a unique walk. Video shows him wearing a dark-colored coat with a hood and white writing on both upper shoulders.
“It’s pretty brazen to go inside of the bathroom for 20 minutes and wait there, thinking someone else is going to come in,” Burgmann said.MORE NEWS: EXCLUSIVE: Frank Wades Aunt Speaks Out After Nephew Gunned Down In East Norriton Bowling Alley
If you recognize the suspect, you are asked to contact the police.
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Delaware State Police Searching For Missing 9-Year-Old Malachi Taylor, Last Seen In Bear
BEAR, Del. (CBS) — Police in New Castle County are looking for missing 9-year-old Malachi Taylor. Malachi was last seen around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Denny Road in Bear, Delaware.READ MORE: One Meridian Plaza High-Rise Fire Killed 3 Philadelphia Firefighters 30 Years Ago
He was last seen wearing a two-toned blue jacket and dark blue jeans. Police describe Malachi as 4-feet tall, approximately 70 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.
Police say there is a concern for his safety and wellbeing after attempts to contact Malachi have been unsuccessful.READ MORE: Point Breeze Neighbors Still Shaken After Man Staying At Airbnb Shot In Head
Delaware State Police have issued a Gold Alert for the missing boy.
Anyone with information regarding Malachi’s whereabouts is urged to contact police at 302-834-2620 or dial 911.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Hospital Doctor Stabbed Multiple Times In Face, Head By Patient, Philadelphia Police Say
Stay with CBSPhilly.com for updates on this developing story.