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Camera-smashing deli burglars caught on camera in Philadelphia

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Philadelphia Police are asking for help identifying a pair of burglars caught on camera smashing a security camera and robbing a delicatessen.

It happened overnight Thursday into Friday September 21st between 9:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. at the Frankford Deli in the 3500 block of Frankford Avenue.

Police say the men forced open the rear door. One of the men is then seen on surveillance video reaching up and smashing one of the deli's security cameras.

RELATED: Watch the surveillance video on the Philadelphia Police Deparment's YouTube channel.

But the burglar apparently didn't realize another camera was still recording their every move.

Both men are seen stealing a Dell laptop computer, baby formula, cigarettes and $45 in cash and fleeing on foot.

Police released the following description of the deli burglars:

Suspect #1: Black or Hispanic male, mustache, wearing, a light colored jacket, gloves, dark colored shorts and dark colored shoes.

Suspect #2: Black or Hispanic male, wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants and dark colored shoes.

Police say if you see either suspect, do not approach him, contact 911 immediately.

To submit a tip, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477), or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847, or use this electronic form.

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