Burglar breaks into Northeast High School, steals nothing


A burg­lar broke in­to North­east High School in the middle of Ju­ly, but didn’t seem to take any­thing or do any ma­jor dam­age, po­lice said last week.

Po­lice don’t be­lieve the burg­lar, whom they de­scribed as white and 16 to 20 years old, took any­thing from the Cottman Av­en­ue school.

“He did not ac­cess the com­puter sys­tem.  There are many lay­ers of se­cur­ity that can not be pen­et­rated without pass­words,” said Robert Caroselli, North­east’s as­sist­ant prin­cip­al,

The burg­lar broke a gym­nas­i­um roof win­dow to get in­side the build­ing on Ju­ly 17. A sur­veil­lance cam­era cap­tured an im­age of the young man as he broke in­to a roster room win­dow to get ac­cess to the main part of the school between 4 and 5:15 p.m. And then he left.

He is about 5 feet 11 inches tall and has a slim build, po­lice said. He was wear­ing a black Nike shirt and dark pants. He was car­ry­ing a blue back­pack with yel­low should straps.

To view the sur­veil­lance video: Vis­it The Phil­adelphia Po­lice You­Tube Chan­nel or vis­it ht­tp://philly­po­lice.com/news

To sub­mit a tip, call 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847, or call De­tect­ive Dunn at 215-686-3153 or 3154.


You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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