Northeast Times

Police seek public’s help identifying robbers

Sur­veil­lance photo

A Fly­ers fan and his co­hort may have felt home free after they broke in­to an un­oc­cu­pied Bustleton home on Nov. 3 and made off with jew­elry and cash. But they ap­par­ently didn’t real­ize that a well-placed sur­veil­lance cam­era had filmed their fully ex­posed faces, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Now, de­tect­ives hope that a tip­ster will identi­fy the burg­lars.

The vic­tim dis­covered the crime at about 1 p.m. that day after he re­turned to his home on the 700 block of Stel­wood Drive and found that the place had been ran­sacked and his valu­ables stolen. In­vest­ig­at­ors went to the home and re­covered foot­age from a nearby se­cur­ity cam­era.

The film showed the burg­lars cut­ting a hole in a porch screen, ex­it­ing the home, hop­ping over a fence and walk­ing north­bound on Ferndale Street to­ward Dun­more Road.

One of the crooks was wear­ing a bright or­ange pullover Fly­ers jack­et and a white Fly­ers cap with the team logo on it. He also wore jeans and black foot­wear. He is white, about 20 years old and thin with a beard. The oth­er burg­lar is a white man, about 20 years old, with black hair, a beard and wear­ing a dark jack­et, black pants and black foot­wear, po­lice said.

Po­lice did not place a mon­et­ary value on the items taken.

Call po­lice at 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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