Northeast Times

Hamburglars flee empty handed

Sur­veil­lance photo

Two men broke in­to an Ox­ford Circle Bur­ger King on Feb. 18 for no ap­par­ent reas­on oth­er than they may have been drunk. Now po­lice are try­ing to identi­fy the aim­less burg­lars.

Sur­veil­lance cam­er­as filmed the duo as they forced open the front doors at about 2:50 a.m. The res­taur­ant is at 5823 Castor Ave. The men stumbled in­to the din­ing area then crawled over the clerk’s counter. One of the in­truders grabbed a cash re­gister mon­it­or and at­temp­ted to toss it across the room, but it was at­tached to the counter and didn’t go very far. Po­lice said that the mon­it­or was dam­aged in the in­cid­ent.

The burg­lars then made their way in­to the kit­chen, where they wrestled briefly over a bag of ham­burger buns be­fore toss­ing the bag aside. Soon, they re-emerged in the front of the res­taur­ant, climbed over the counter again and ex­ited through the front doors. They were last seen on foot trav­el­ing north­bound on Castor Av­en­ue.

One burg­lar was de­scribed as black, heavy set with a scruffy beard. He wore a dark hooded sweat­shirt un­der­neath a blue or gray jack­et and blue jeans. A second burg­lar was de­scribed as black, thin with a long beard. He wore a dark, thick coat pos­sibly with a round 76ers logo on the front and baggy blue jeans.

Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com to view the sur­veil­lance video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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