Thief swipes pipes from Tacony home

Sur­veil­lance photo

Work­ers on a home renov­a­tion pro­ject in Ta­cony took a break on Sunday, June 1, so a burg­lar went to work. He used lug­gage on wheels to tote cop­per pipes and power tools from the job site.

A sur­veil­lance cam­era filmed the man as he broke in­to the un­oc­cu­pied house at about 9 a.m. He ex­ited the prop­erty, then re­turned with the travel bags in tow. He spent about two hours in­side the house then fled south­bound on Key­stone Street in a red Ford Taur­us with a sun­roof.

He was de­scribed as white, 20 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a beard, gray base­ball cap, dark shirt and blue bas­ket­ball shorts with white stripes. He also wore white socks and black sneak­ers. Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­ to view the sur­veil­lance video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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