Burglar caught in phone pic arrested, Philadelphia police say

Monday, April 15, 2013
Sabu Shealy

Sabu Shealy

Philadelphia Police say they have arrested the burglar who was caught in a cell phone photo taken by the victim.

Investigators identify the suspect as Sabu Shealy, 34, a homeless man.

He was arrested on Saturday, one day after police released the photo to the media. Officers say he surrendered after the picture aired on local TV.

The burglary victim, a 49-year-old woman, arrived at her home in the 1300 block of West Silver Street at 9:47 a.m. on March 30th to find an unknown man in her home.

Police say the man was going through the victim's things as she walked inside.

The woman was able to snap a photo of the man with her cell phone before he fled in an unknown direction.

Shealy is charged with burglary and criminal trespass.

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