Homeowner Snaps Photo of Burglary Suspect

Now investigators need your help to figure out who he is.

By Danielle Johnson
|  Friday, Apr 12, 2013  |  Updated 2:27 PM EDT
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Homeowner Shocks Burglary Suspect

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Philadelphia Police say a homeowner snapped a photograph of a man who was trying to break into her house. Now investigators need your help to figure out who he is.

On March 30, investigators say that as the 49-year-old woman entered her home on the 1300 block of West Silver Street in North Philadelphia, she found a man going through her property. But the woman was able to take a photo of the suspect using her cell phone before he ran away, according to police.

Police say the man is about 20-30 years old, 5-foot-9-inches to 5-foot-11-inches tall, with a medium build, who was wearing a gray T-shirt over a black shirt, camouflage pants, black sneakers and a rust-colored jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the East Detective Division at 215-686-3243.

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Last week, a quick-thinking local woman gave police a good lead to help catch a thief. On Tuesday, Sister Maryann Burgoyne spotted a man leaving a Rite Aid store in Narberth without paying for a basket full of items. She wrote down the license plate number of the man's van and immediately contacted police.

"I thought, that's odd, you don't walk out the store with their basket and no wrappings, so I thought 'oh dear,'" said Burgoyne.

Police believe the man maybe involved in similar thefts in Philadelphia. They are still searching for the suspect.

 


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