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Philly Police Need Public's Help In Finding Smashing Burglar

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Philadelphia Police are looking for the suspect who has been responsible for multiple burglaries around Philadelphia.

According to police, the suspect is a black male around 40 years of age. He has a thin build. On two occasions he was wearing a dark-colored knit hat and a dark colored jacket. Watch the attached surveillance video for more description on the suspect.

The first incident happened on October 2nd, at around 4:00 p.m. at the Pac-A-Deli on at 1200 Walnut Street, according to police. Surveillance shows the suspect smashing the front glass door and then grabbing the cash register. The second incident happened on December 1st, at around 2:47 a.m. at the Palm Tree Gourmet, located on the 1900 block of Pine Street. Again, surveillance shows the suspect breaking the glass of the front door and then taking about $200 in cash from the cash register.

Finally, the suspect struck again four days ago, according to authorities. This time, at 4:10 a.m. on December 8th, the suspect took cash from Gavin's Café on the 2500 block of Pine Street, say investigators. Again, the suspect gained entry by smashing some glass, this time a window.

If you see this suspect do not approach him, police say contact 911 immediately. To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

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