Police: Man steals 18 laptops from Center City office buildings
CENTER CITY - May 25, 2012 (WPVI) -- Philadelphia Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who they say stole at least 18 laptops from various Center City office buildings.
Authorities say the suspect stole the items from three different buildings since mid-May.
In at least one of the incidents, the unidentified male was caught on surveillance video wearing the same clothing seen in a previous burglary.
Police believe the suspect may have returned to the buildings recently on a number of occasions but was turned away for not having the proper identification.
It appears that the suspect has knowledge of several Center City office buildings. Police say he has used back entrances to gain access inside.
The suspect is described as a African-American male, 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds. In one incident he was wearing a blue warm-up jacket with white and grey trim, white and cream colored pants, and white and tan boat shoes.
In another incident he was seen wearing a red baseball cap, a warm-up jacket, yellow shirt, blue jeans and boat shoes.
In both incidents, the suspect was carrying a laptop bag or a duffle bag.
Authorities suggest if you suspect an office suite has been burglarized, call 911 to notify Philadelphia Police immediately. They also warn - don't disturb the scene as you may destroy valuable evidence.
philadelphia, center city, theft, computers, local/state
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