Off-Duty Philadelphia Cop Stabbed and Robbed for Apple iPhone and Cash on Grant Ave Near Delaware Expressway

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An off-duty Philadelphia poilce officer was stabbed during during a robbery about 10:00 p.m. Monday in the 4800 block of Grant Avenue near Holy Family University in Northeast Philadelphia.

Police report two men struck the 28-year-old two-year veteran police officer in the head and stabbed hime twice in the abdomen. The offenders took his Apple iPhone and cash, then fled.

A description was available of only one of the offenders — male/white, about 5’11” to 6′ tall, with a scruffy beard and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Police are checking security camera images in the area.

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Northeast Philadelphia, or “Northeast Philly” is now both racially and ethnically diverse and has a large immigrant population, after being mostly white, middle class in the 1980s.

Racial Demographics
(According to the 2010 census, 432,073 people live in the Northeast section of Philadelphia)
Non-Hispanic White: 252,022 (58.3%)
Non-Hispanic Black: 77,681 (18.0%)
Hispanic or Latino of any race: 60,020 (13.9%)
Asian: 31,658 (7.3%)
Mixed or Other: 10,692 (2.5%)
Native American: 7,777 (1.8%)[19]

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