A surveillance video released by Philadelphia police last week showed how astonishingly quick a crime of opportunity can occur.
Engine 58 and Ladder 34 rushed down the 15000 block of Kovats Drive early Wednesday evening and firefighters went right to work.
That remote-control key fob you use to lock and unlock your car isn’t the only one like it in the world, according to the American Automobile Association.
Anna’s car was burglarized. So was Sarah’s, and so was Chris’s. But the thieves didn’t use what cops call “the North Philly key,” i.e., a rock, to get into their vehicles.
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.
Police have released surveillance video of a gunpoint robbery that occurred on a Frankford street on July 14.
Two thieves tried to steal change from a clothes dryer and almost caused a disaster in a Rhawnhurst apartment building on June 26, according to police.
A surveillance camera filmed a pair of thieves stealing a motorized bicycle from behind a house in Castor Gardens on June 30. Police are trying to identify the culprits.
Surveillance video and public tips have helped police identify and capture two alleged serial armed robbers.