Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Cops: Burglars removed air conditioner to gain entry to Kensington home


Philadelphia police are looking for two burglars who removed an air-conditioning unit to gain entry to a Kensington home.

Police said the victim returned to his home on the 3300 block of Frankford Avenue at about 8 a.m. on June 27 and saw his air conditioner missing from his front window.

The victim's surveillance system captured two men breaking into the home at about 4:30 a.m. that day by removing the AC unit.

The suspects took a 50-inch Vizio television, an Acer computer, and an envelope containing SEPTA tokens, authorities said.

Police released surveillance photos and video of the suspects today. One was described as a black man in his late teens to mid-20s with tattoos on his right forearm who was wearing a T-shirt and shorts. The other was described as a black or Hispanic bald man wearing a long-sleeve T-shirt and shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call East Detectives at 215-686-3243 or -3244. Tispters can also call 215-686-8477 (TIPS) or send a text message to 773847 (PPDTIP).

Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443 or Follow @phillynews on Twitter.
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