PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police hope you can help them find the suspects possibly involved in two separate instances of vandalism.
Investigators say the suspects stole home surveillance cameras from several homes on the 4700 block of Osage Avenue on April 19.
Police also believe the same suspects may have lit an Amazon delivery truck on fire on the 4100 block of Sansom Street overnight on May 3. Investigators say the suspects vandalized the side of a commercial vehicle with paint before setting it on fire. The incident was originally said not to be suspicious.
“I know it’s difficult because both happened under the cover of darkness, and in both cases, you can tell they went to significantly to conceal their identity… hoodies pulled up over their heads face masks over their nose and mouths. It’s going to be tough but we definitely want to get to the bottom of this,” said Captain Sekou Kinebrew with the Philadelphia Police Department.
Right now, authorities do not know the identity of the people in these videos, but they do believe they are closer to understanding the motives behind these crimes.
Police believe the team may be trying to make some sort of anti-corporation and pro-privacy statement since they only targeted homes that had doorbells with surveillance cameras and since the truck they damaged belonged to one of the biggest companies in the world.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.