Serial Burglar Using Rock To Break In Sought In West Philly

Serial Burglar Using Rock To Break In Sought In West Philly

Posted: Updated:

Philadelphia police are hoping to stop a serial burglar before he strikes again.

The incidents are happening in West Philadelphia and, as FOX 29's Shawnette Wilson reports, his technique is all caught on camera.

Surveillance video shows a male suspect ride up to Mill Creek Tavern at 4200 Chester Avenue on a bike. He uses a rock to break the front window. Once inside, the burglar paces around the bar before trying to break into the register.

Police say he made off with only loose change and maybe a bottle of Whiskey.

"It's a major inconvenience," said Larry Hackett. He manages the Mill Creek Tavern.

Hackett says it happened just after 5 a.m. New Year's Day when they were closed.

"We got a broken window that is $2,000 to repair," said Hackett who also says, "From what I've been told there's 3 or 4 other places that have also been broken into."

Police say the Fiesta Pizza Restaurant on Baltimore Avenue is one of them and they believe the same guy is behind it.

Surveillance video from the pizza place shows the suspect breaking in at 4:30 a.m. on Christmas. This time he's walking but uses the same technique. He has a rock or brick that in just a few tries breaks the window.

Once inside, the suspect is seen slamming the register on the floor several times to break it before taking a tray of cash.

"Knowing that he's out there breaking into other places is not a good thing," said Hackett.

If you have any information about either burglary call Southwest Detectives at 215-686-3183. 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Girl Hopes To Take Team To Little League World Series

    Girl Hopes To Take Team To Little League World Series

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:06:05 GMT
    A group of little leaguers from the city have already conquered the state, now they're setting their sights on getting to the Little League World Series.
    A group of little leaguers from the city have already conquered the state, now they're setting their sights on getting to the Little League World Series.

  • Man Hospitalized After Police-Involved Shooting In North Philadelphia

    Man Hospitalized After Police-Involved Shooting In North Philadelphia

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:04:48 GMT
    SkyFOX is over the 3200 block of Page Street where Philadelphia Police say they shot a suspect.SkyFOX is over the 3200 block of Page Street where Philadelphia Police say they shot a suspect.
    SkyFOX is over the 3200 block of Page Street where Philadelphia Police say they shot a suspect.
    SkyFOX is over the 3200 block of Page Street where Philadelphia Police say they shot a suspect.
  • New Jersey Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend Appears In Court

    New Jersey Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend Appears In Court

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:22:24 GMT
    A man accused of killing his girlfriend and then dumping her body along a roadside in New Jersey appeared in court on Wednesday.U.S. Marshals picked up 52-year old Kevin Ambrose a few days ago.
    A man accused of killing his girlfriend and then dumping her body along a roadside in New Jersey appeared in court on Wednesday.U.S. Marshals picked up 52-year old Kevin Ambrose a few days ago.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices