Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Bumbling bandits caught on camera in bizarre Burger King break-in

Police are looking for a pair of bumbling would-be burglars who busted up an Oxford Circle Burger King last month during a bizarre break-in.

The two unknown men were caught on surveillance camera shortly before 3 a.m. Feb. 18. They allegedly forced open the front doors of the Burger King at 5823 Castor Ave., then rifled through the restaurant's contents.

The suspects, who appear to have been intoxicated, can be seen on video vaulting over the empty store’s counter, then attempting to toss a bolted-down cash register monitor.

The duo then stumble to the kitchen, where they appear to wrestle over a bag of burger buns.

One of the suspects can be seen grabbing the second man’s shoulders and guiding him back into the dining area. After his clumsy companion tries to throw another piece of equipment, he helps push him back over the counter.

The two fled empty-handed, running north on Castor Avenue. Police said the cash register monitor sustained damage.

One suspect is described as a heavyset black male with a scruffy beard; the second is described as a thin black male with a long beard.

Anyone with information on the suspects or crime is asked to contact Det. Grimm of the Northeast Detectives Division at 215-686-3153 or 3154, to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), or by filling out this online form.


Contact Alex Wigglesworth at 215-854-2305 or awigglesworth@philly.com. Follow @phila_lex on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443; BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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