Philadelphia priest allegedly robbed and pepper-sprayed in broad daylight

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(CBS) PHILADELPHIA - Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed and pepper-sprayed a 65-year-old priest while he was waiting for the bus on Wednesday,, CBS Philly reports.

The attack happened at about 3:30p.m in Philadelphia's Center City.

According to investigators, the Episcopalian Priest was waiting for the route 42 SEPTA bus when he was approached by the suspect.

Investigators say the thief used pepper spray on the victim and then reached into the victim's pockets and stole a money clip containing $125. The suspect then ran away on foot, CBS Philly reports.

The victim was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was treated and released.

The suspect is described as a black male, with an average built, dark-colored hair and a thick, bushy mustache. He was wearing all dark-colored clothing and a dark knit cap sleeve.

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to call 215-686-TIPS (8477).