Would Be Robber Receives Epic Dose of Karma as Citizens Turn Brutal

philadelphia robber stabbed

A teenage robber is recovering after police say he was stabbed multiple times while trying to rob people in South Philadelphia. It happened at Smith Playground at 25th Street and Snyder Avenue just after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Teen robber gets a sharp dose of karma in the ribs

Witnesses told police the 18-year-old man was stabbed approximately 10 times in the back. Officers took the teen to the hospital where he is listed in stable condition. No arrests have been made.

It was not clear if the teen had robbed anyone of any items, or if the person who stabbed him was one of the people targeted.

Chopper 6 showed police activity on 25th Street between the playground and the U.S. Post Office. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

The City of Philadelphia has recorded at least 100 homicides to date as violence continues to surge at a record pace.

The violence spike is up 32% year over year. This time last year, 76 homicides were recorded, according to data released by Philadelphia police.


A 31-year-old man is among the latest homicide victims in the city. Police say the man was shot multiple times on the 4000 block of Lancaster Avenue around 8:39 a.m. Monday. He was rushed to an area hospital where he later died.

Black crime is destroying Philadelphia

The grim milestone comes as Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announces the city will hold weekly crime briefings.

Kenney made the announcement last Thursday hours after three teens were shot at a recreation center at 55th and Christian streets. The shooting left one teen dead.

“The briefings will be open to members of the media and streamed publicly on the city of Philadelphia’s Facebook page,” said Kenney.

Philadelphia consistently ranks above the national average in terms of crime, especially violent offenses. It has the highest violent crime rate of the ten American cities with a population greater than 1 million residents as well as the highest poverty rate among these cities.

It has been included in real estate analytics company NeighborhoodScout’s “Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in America” list every year since it has been compiled. Much of the crime is concentrated in the North, West, and Southwest sections of the city.


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