Man burglarizes high school, caught on camera

Police are searching for a man who broke into Northeast High School on Cottman Avenue near Algon in mid-July and ran off empty handed.

The man was recorded on a surveillance camera about 3:15 p.m. on July 17 breaking a window on the roof of the gymnasium. Cops said the man broke another window to gain entry to the main section of the school and fled the scene.

The alleged burglar is described as a white man in his mid-teens to early 20s. He is thin, about 5 feet 11 inches tall, and was wearing a black “NIKE” shirt, dark pants and a yellow backpack, police said.

Tipsters are asked to call the tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text information to the department at PPDTIP (773847). Tipsters may also reach the department online.