Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Police seek help to nab wall-smashing burglar

Cops are seeking a burglar who broke into an East Germantown store by smashing a hole through a side wall. The hulking burglar then stuffed an unknown amount of cash and several cartons of cigarettes into his backpack before leaving the way he came in.

Police seek help to nab wall-smashing burglar

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Cops are seeking a burglar who broke into an East Germantown store by smashing a hole through a side wall. The Hulk-like burglar then stuffed an unknown amount of cash and several cartons of cigarettes into his backpack before leaving the way he came in.

And he did it twice, at the same place. 

So police are asking the public's help in identifying this cigarette-loving brute before he strikes again.

The burglaries occurred Oct. 8 and Nov. 18 at the Progressive Food Market, on Germantown Avenue near Collum Street, police said. The burglar is described as black, medium build, medium complexion, late 20s to 30 years old, light beard, wearing a black ski cap, dark-colored hooded jacket with a white logo and wings on back, and a dark-colored backpack-style bag.

Anyone who knows who this burglar is urged to call 9-1-1 or Northwest Detectives at (215) 686-3353 or -3354.

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