Convict nabbed in assault, robbery of 81-year-old Temple prof

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Posted: November 01, 2013

A REPEAT FELON whose first conviction occurred before most current college students were born was arrested yesterday for allegedly robbing and assaulting an 81-year-old professor in a Temple University building earlier this week.

After he was identified through surveillance video in the Monday morning attack on the professor in Anderson Hall, on 11th Street near Berks, police said, officers and U.S. Marshals flooded the North Philadelphia area where Darryl Moon, 45, was known to live and frequent.

Yesterday morning, Moon was tracked down and taken into custody at 16th Street and Allegheny Avenue, about a mile and a half north of the university's campus.

How the man made it into Anderson Hall - which, like most other campus buildings, requires students and employees to show ID to enter - remains under investigation, university spokesman Ray Betzner said yesterday. Betzner said police found surveillance video of Moon leaving the building, but not entering.

Police said the professor suffered cuts and swelling to his face and minor bleeding in his brain during the attack. Moon approached him from behind as he worked in his office and assaulted him before stealing personal belongings from him, police said. Betzner said yesterday that the professor was in good condition.

Moon's court record shows several arrests and convictions for robberies dating back to 1988, including a conviction for robbery in 2008 in which he was sentenced to three to six years in prison. He was also arrested for retail theft in September of last year.

Since 1988, Moon was convicted on robbery and assault charges and sentenced to jail time at least four other times, records show. As of last night, he had not yet been formally charged in the professor's attack.


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Blog: PhillyConfidential.com

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