Man arrested for Flukes Irish Pub burglary

Mi­chael Carpino

Phil­adelphia po­lice wasted no time in ar­rest­ing a man for the burg­lary of a Holmes­burg tav­ern last week, and the snappy in­vest­ig­a­tion was no fluke. Sur­veil­lance cam­er­as had re­cor­ded video of the al­leged crook in ac­tion.

The break-in oc­curred on Ju­ly 7 at Flukes Ir­ish Pub, 7401 State Road, shortly after 2 a.m. When of­ficers from the 15th dis­trict re­spon­ded to the scene, the own­er re­por­ted that the busi­ness had been closed and locked for the night when he re­ceived a call from his se­cur­ity com­pany stat­ing that someone had tripped the build­ing’s alarm.

In­vest­ig­at­ors re­covered sur­veil­lance video that showed an uniden­ti­fied man ap­proach­ing the front door, look­ing through the glass and us­ing a crow­bar to open the door. In­side the busi­ness, an­oth­er cam­era filmed the man as he pried open two cash re­gisters that con­tained no cur­rency. He then fled in an un­known dir­ec­tion.

Later that day, a High­way Patrol of­ficer saw the video on You­Tube and re­cog­nized the sus­pect as Mi­chael Carpino, along with Carpino’s white Ford pick-up truck. On Ju­ly 9, po­lice went to the area of Carpino’s home on the 7100 block of Ed­mund St., saw Carpino driv­ing his truck and ar­res­ted him without in­cid­ent. Carpino, 55, was charged with burg­lary and re­lated of­fenses. ••

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