Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bustleton burglars sought by police

Police are searching for two men who burglarized a home in Bustleton Monday evening and ran away empty handed after one of them set off an alarm.

Bustleton burglars sought by police

Police are searching for two men who burglarized a home in Bustleton Monday evening and ran away empty handed after one of them set off an alarm.

Two men were recorded on a surveillance camera loitering in front of the house on Masland Street near Gregg hours before the burglary, police said.

Around 6:15 p.m., one man stood guard outside the house while another climbed a fence and broke in through the back door. Simultaneously, a white van was seen circling the block several times police said.

The suspect who served as lookout was seen talking on a cellphone while the van circled the block, police said. Although the suspects were not seen entering or exiting the van, police believe it may be connected to the burglary. A description of the person driving the van was not available.

The suspects are described as two black men in their early to mid 20s. One is light-skinned and has a beard. He was wearing a dark knit hat, a gray hooded sweater with white draw strings, dark pants and black shoes.

The second man is thin and was wearing a dark hooded sweater, dark pants and tan work boots.

Police said the men may be responsible for additional burglaries in the area, and encouraged tipsters to call 215-686-TIPS or reach the department online.

Burglary surveillance video: (Masland Street near Gregg in Bustleton

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