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Police Investigate Commercial Burglary Pattern In Northeast Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Police are investigating a commercial burglary pattern in Northeast Philadelphia.

According to police, there have been several commercial burglaries in which the suspect broke the glass front of the businesses and took money from the register or the entire register drawer.

The first burglary happened on October 4 at about 2:34 a.m. at a Cricket Phone Store on the 6500 block of Frankford Avenue.  The suspect was last seen leaving area in a white Pontiac with tinted windows.

The next incident was reported on October 11 at about 1:15 a.m. at the Verree Mini Market on the 7900 block of Verree Road. Police say the suspect cut the telephone lines and opened the electric meter of the business. The suspect then broke the glass on the front door and took $670 and cigarettes from inside the store.  Video recovered shows a white male wearing a white jacket with a black hood carrying a backpack, police say.

On October 13, police say a suspect broke out the glass of the front door at Solly Pizza at the 8100 block of Bustleton Avenue, entered and took $25 from the register. Big Daddy Pizza at the 8100 block of Bustleton Avenue and DT Nails & Spa at the 15500 block of Bustleton Avenue were also reportedly burglarized.

Police say Bob’s Hair Design and Verree Express Pizza were hit on October 15 (see related story).

Two days later, Extra Video Store at the 9400 block of State Road and No 1 China Restaurants on the 3300 block of Grant Avenue were reportedly burglarized.

The most recent incident took place on October 20 at a Radio Shack store at the 6400 block of Sackett Street. Police say the suspect was last seen leaving the area in a black or dark gray vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.