Video: Attacker followed Holmesburg funeral director into his garage

Authorities have released new surveillance video involving the assault and robbery of a 66-year-old Holmesburg funeral director inside his garage on June 14.

Surveillance photos

Philadelphia police have released new surveillance video involving the assault and robbery of a 66-year-old Holmesburg funeral director inside his garage on June 14.

The two-minute, 14-second video shows the suspect prowling around the Aldworth Funeral Home, 4117 Decatur St., shortly after 8 p.m. as Harry Aldworth opened the bay door to a garage at the rear of the funeral home.

The suspect approached the front door of the home and appeared to knock. Then he walked through a gate and paced on the sidewalk along Decatur Street before walking around the home toward a driveway that leads to the garage. Both the funeral home and garage face Charles Street despite their Decatur Street address.

About seven minutes after entering the garage, the suspect emerged carrying what appeared to be items stolen from Aldworth. They included his wallet and an iPhone. The wallet contained credit cards and an unspecified amount of cash.

When police arrived, paramedics were treating Aldworth at the scene. The victim said he couldn’t remember what happened to him. He had four broken ribs, a concussion and facial cuts. The video showed the injured Aldworth exiting the garage about 20 minutes after the suspect fled. He managed to call 911 from another telephone.

Police believe the suspect fled on foot westbound on Decatur toward Frankford Avenue. He was described as black, in his 30s, tall and thin. He had short black hair, a mustache and a beard.

He wore a black shirt with black and white stripes on its long sleeves. The shirt also had a large design and words on the front. He also wore black pants, light-colored sneakers and a long necklace. Visit NortheastTimes.com to view the surveillance video. Call 215–686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to report information. ••