Burglar caught on camera

An im­age of the burg­lar caught on tape.

A petty crook picked the wrong North­wood home to burg­lar­ize on Sunday.

Some­time that morn­ing, the un­known per­pet­rat­or broke in­to the un­oc­cu­pied single house on the 4800 block of Castor Ave. by smash­ing then climb­ing through a rear first-floor win­dow. Minutes later, he fled the house with an iPad and a dec­or­at­ive blanket.

He prob­ably figured he made a clean get­away, too. Un­for­tu­nately for him, the house be­longs to a Phil­adelphia po­lice in­spect­or and has se­cur­ity cam­er­as on all sides.

De­tect­ives re­covered video of the crime and pos­ted it on the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com. The burg­lar is be­ing de­scribed as white, 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall with brown hair, a white T-shirt, dark pants and gray sneak­ers. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to re­port in­form­a­tion about him. •• 

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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