Hold the Flag: Food Thief Steals From Betsy Ross House Grounds

A man trespassed on the Betsy Ross House property not to steal a piece of history, but rather some frozen food.

Philadelphia Police's Central Detective Division asked for the public’s help to identify and locate the suspect who was found lurking around the Betsy Ross courtyard on June 15 just before 2 a.m. The man allegedly broke into a freezer inside the food stand and left with boxes of food.

Surveillance video shows a man with dreadlocks believed to be in his 40s wearing a white T-shirt and dark colored pants rolled up to ankle length jumping over a gate to enter the courtyard located at 239 Arch Street in Old City. He is then depicted carrying two boxes of frozen food back to the courtyard area and jumping over the gate to exit in an unknown direction.

If you have any information about the suspect, you are asked to dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

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