Police are trying to identify a suspect who stole a backpack owned by former 76ers star Allen Iverson and containing about $500,000 in jewelry from a Center City hotel.
About 10:30 a.m., the suspect entered the Philadelphia Sofitel hotel at 120 S. 17th St. and took the backpack. Police on Monday night released an image from surveillance video of the suspect.
The suspect was described as black, about 20 years old, around 6-feet tall with a thin build, police said. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket, red shirt, dark-colored pants, and black-and-white sneakers. Anyone with information helpful to the investigation can contact the Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093 or dial 911.
No further information about why Iverson was at the hotel was immediately available.