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. ••