Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Police seek two men in theft of 90 car batteries from NE Philly Wal-Mart

Police are looking for two men who were caught on camera last month stealing 90 car batteries from the storage shed of a Northeast Philadelphia Wal-Mart.

The men can be seen on surveillance video shortly before 1:15 a.m. July 29, operating an older-model pickup truck in the parking lot of the Walmart at 9745 Roosevelt Blvd.

Police said both men got out of the truck and cut the locks to the storage area.

One man then went inside the shed and handed the batteries out to the second man, who placed them in the bed of the pickup, according to investigators.

The 90 stolen batteries have an estimated value of $6,000, police said.

Anyone with information about the suspects or crime is asked to contact the Northeast Detective Division at 215-686-3153 or 3154, or to submit a tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477) or texting PPD TIP (773847).


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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