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.

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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