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Suspect caught on camera during burglary

Sur­veil­lance photo

On a scale of one to 10, the sur­veil­lance video of a re­cent res­id­en­tial burg­lary in Ta­cony is at least an 11.

De­tect­ives re­covered the foot­age from the second floor of a home on the 6900 block of Tor­res­dale Ave. On March 31 at about 9 p.m., a man broke a rear win­dow of the house, climbed in­side and went up­stairs, where he found some jew­elry and a BB rifle. He ex­ited the house through the rear win­dow and fled in an un­known dir­ec­tion.

The burg­lar didn’t both­er turn­ing on the lights while search­ing the house. He used the flash­light on his cell phone in­stead. So he prob­ably nev­er saw the night-vis­ion cam­era moun­ted at the top of the stair­well even as he looked dir­ectly at the lens for a Hol­ly­wood-caliber close-up.

The full video is avail­able on the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel at You­Tube.com. The burg­lar was de­scribed as black, 20 to 25 years old, with a mus­tache, beard, wool knit hat, blue jeans and one dark-colored glove. 

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

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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