Northeast Times

Police hope video will help ID burglar

Sur­veil­lance photo

A burg­lar broke in­to an Ox­ford Circle meat store and stole a cash re­gister draw­er on June 8. Now po­lice are try­ing to identi­fy the ban­dit with the help of sur­veil­lance video.

The burg­lary oc­curred at about 2:11 a.m. at Don Pedro Meats, 6047 Castor Ave., po­lice said. The store’s alarm sys­tem soun­ded, but the crook was nowhere to be found when po­lice ar­rived at the scene. The busi­ness had a broken front win­dow. The in­teri­or had been ran­sacked.

Sur­veil­lance video shows the burg­lar at­tempt­ing to open the re­gister, then rip­ping the cash draw­er from in­side the clerk’s counter. He fled in an un­known dir­ec­tion with an un­dis­closed amount of cash.

He was de­scribed as black, 20 years old, dark hair, fa­cial hair, with a white tank top, sweat pants and tat­toos on his right shoulder and right el­bow. Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com to view the video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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