Surveillance Video Released In $87K Heist Of Fishtown Food Distribution Center
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police have released surveillance video of an armed heist at a food distribution center that netted the suspects close to $90,000.
It happened around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Kawa Trading Corporation along the 1700 block of Delaware Avenue in Fishtown.
WATCH: Surveillance Video
According to investigators, two suspects knocked on the door and when one employee inside asked “who is it?,” the suspects said “police.”
When the employee opened the door, the two males forced their way into the building.
Investigators said both suspects were wearing dark-colored hats with the word “POLICE” on them and one suspect was wearing a badge around his neck.
Once inside, both males, who were armed with handguns, forced the employees to get on an office floor.
Police say the suspects attempted to disable the surveillance system.
“They took the monitor, which was a pretty large monitor, off of the shelf and threw it to the ground and were pulling on the wires,” said Chief Inspector Scott Small.” However, that was just the monitor. The recording equipment was in another room and that recording is completely intact. It did record pretty much everything they did, not only outside, but inside.”
Investigators say the men stole $87,000 in cash before running out of the building.
The two men took off in a dark-colored SUV, which had flashing lights in the center of the dashboard.
No injuries were reported.
Anyone with information is urged to call police.
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