Police trying to ID attempted burglars in Mayfair

Sur­veil­lance photo

A May­fair res­id­ent’s sur­veil­lance cam­er­as re­cor­ded two men as they al­legedly cased his home on the af­ter­noon of Aug. 4, then tried to break in­to the vic­tim’s gar­age early the fol­low­ing morn­ing. Po­lice are try­ing to identi­fy the would-be burg­lars de­pic­ted in the videos.

The tar­geted home is on the 4000 block of Un­ruh Ave. The own­er’s sur­veil­lance equip­ment first de­tec­ted the men at 1:22 p.m. on Aug. 4 as they were rid­ing bi­cycles on the side­walk in front of the home and stopped, ap­par­ently to take a closer look at the prop­erty.

The men re­turned to the block at 2:28 a.m. on Aug. 5. As they walked past the same house, one of them entered the yard, only to flee a minute later, po­lice said. He was seen en­ter­ing a dark, four-door sedan.

At 5:26 a.m., the two men re­turned to the house for a third time and were re­cor­ded in the rear drive­way as they at­temp­ted to pry open the gar­age door, po­lice said. They did not gain ac­cess to the gar­age, al­though they dam­aged the lock.

Po­lice did not re­lease de­tailed de­scrip­tions of the men, al­though one wore pants with two large black patches, one on each thigh. To view the video, vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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