Police search for Turkey Day robber

Philadelphia Police are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down the suspect behind a commercial burglary that unfolded in Chestnut Hill on Thanksgiving Day.

On Nov. 22 at 9:15 a.m., an unknown male gained entry to a Radio Shack store on the 7700 block of Crittenden Street by breaking the glass of the front door with his foot. Once inside, the offender broke open a cash register on the counter and removed cash from the register’s drawer. The suspect then fled on foot with $313 in cash.

The suspect, who was captured on video surveillance at the store, is described by police as being a black male, 30 to 40 years of age, with a stocky build and a medium complexion. At the time of the burglary, he wore a dark ski cap, gray hooded sweatshirt, tan khaki pants, dark sneakers, and reddish-orange colored gloves.

If you recognize the suspect, police ask you to avoid interaction and to call 911 immediately.

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Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the PPD’s Northwest Detective Division at 215-686-3353 or submit tips via 215.686.TIPS (8477). In addition, tips can be texted to PPD TIP or 773847 or through the department’s website at phillypolice.com.

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