Police seek suspect in ATM robberies

Den­nis Woods

An al­leged burg­lar who has ap­peared on North­east De­tect­ives’ last two monthly Most Wanted lists has been linked to nine ad­di­tion­al break-ins at bank ATMs throughout the city this sum­mer.

Den­nis Woods, 38, is a “per­son of in­terest” in the ATM heists and is wanted for burg­lar­iz­ing Delaire Phar­macy, at 9400 State Road, on May 5, Phil­adelphia po­lice said in an Aug. 13 news re­lease. Po­lice don’t know Woods’ where­abouts. His last known ad­dress is on the 2400 block of S. Amer­ic­an St.

The dates and loc­a­tions of the ATM break-ins are June 22 at Hyper­ion Bank, 1001 N. Second St.; Ju­ly 24 at Rite Aid, 7615 Lind­bergh Blvd.; Ju­ly 29 at PNC Bank, 4356 Frank­ford Ave.; Aug. 5 at Kmart, 8800 Frank­ford Ave.; Aug. 9 at Ver­ree Phar­macy, 7960 Ver­ree Road; Aug. 10 at Wells Fargo, 5918 Rising Sun Ave.; Aug. 10 at Wells Fargo, 2904 Is­land Ave.; Aug. 11 at PNC Bank, 1544 Pack­er Ave.; and Aug. 12 at Wells Fargo, 2710 S. Third St.

The burg­lars made off with $47,000 in the June 22 case, $61,000 in the Ju­ly 29 case and $50,000 in the Aug. 5 case, po­lice said.

The crook or crooks used sim­il­ar meth­ods in the ATM heists. In sev­er­al cases, someone used an acet­ylene torch to gain ac­cess to the cash in the ma­chines. Sev­er­al times, someone severed phone and elec­tric­al lines con­nec­ted to the ma­chines. In mul­tiple in­stances, video cam­er­as re­cor­ded the burg­lar op­er­at­ing a dark SUV. In sev­er­al in­stances, one sus­pect was seen wear­ing a white mo­tor­cycle hel­met, with an­oth­er wear­ing a black hooded sweat­shirt.

In the Delaire Phar­macy heist, Woods and an ac­com­plice al­legedly broke in­to the busi­ness and stole pre­scrip­tion med­ic­a­tions. Sur­veil­lance cam­er­as re­cor­ded im­ages of the crooks.

North­east De­tect­ives pre­vi­ously stated that Woods has been known to use the ali­as “Den­nis Boyce.” He is 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 200 pounds with gray­ing brown hair and blue eyes.

Woods was pro­filed in the Ju­ly 3 and Ju­ly 31 edi­tions of the North­east Times as part of the North­east’s Most Wanted fea­ture. Every four weeks, po­lice de­tect­ives se­lect a new Most Wanted list.

Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion about any of the cases. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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