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Lamborghini, Bentley reported stolen from East Falls apartments

Philadelphia police sit on a stolen Lamborghini along 400 block of Upsal St. in Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. This car was stolen from East Falls section of city earlier in the day. (ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)
Philadelphia police sit on a stolen Lamborghini along 400 block of Upsal St. in Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. This car was stolen from East Falls section of city earlier in the day. (ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)
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  • Two luxury vehicles were stolen overnight.
  • A man said an intruder stole the keys to his vehicles and large-screen televisions.
  • Preliminary investigation indicated that the victim may have been targeted.
Philadelphia police sit on a stolen Lamborghini along 400 block of Upsal St. in Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. This car was stolen from East Falls section of city earlier in the day. (ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER) Gallery: Lamborghini, Bentley reported stolen from East Falls apartments

Police have recovered both luxury vehicles reported stolen overnight from an East Falls apartment complex.

Philadelphia police said a 24-year-old man reported that someone broke into his apartment on the 5400 block of Wissahickon Avenue around 11:45 p.m. and stole the keys to two high-end vehicles.

The thieves then drove off with the 2006 yellow Lamborghini and 2006 black Bentley.

The Lamborghini was recovered at about 7 a.m. on the 400 block of West Upsal Street in West Mount Airy, just less than two miles from the burglary site. 

The Bentley was recovered later in the morning on the 500 block of West Abbottsford Avenue, a little more than a half mile from the apartment.

Both vehicles were unoccupied when they were found.

Authorities said the man also told officers that large-screen televisions were taken from his apartment.

Investigators believe the suspects entered the apartment through a window. No description of the thieves was available and no arrests have been made.

Preliminary investigation indicated that the victim may have been targeted.

"It appears that this particular owner has been targeted or somebody has been keeping an eye on him, due to the fact that these cars are so unique, easily identifiable and so high-end," Chief Inspector Scott Small told 6ABC

Northwest Detectives said later this morning that investigators were still trying to determine whether that was the case.


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