Philadelphia police say an elderly food vendor was stabbed to death while loading his cart with supplies early Thursday morning.
The stabbing happened at about 4:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Volmer Street in South Philadelphia.
According to investigators, a 69-year-old man was loading his cart with food and supplies when he was approached by a man who stabbed the victim in the neck.
The unidentified victim was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators say the suspect ran away from the scene in what is believed to be a robbery attempt.