By CBS3 Staff


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a pair of suspects who hid inside a Northeast Philadelphia Target store for hours before stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise. Surveillance video shows a man and woman entering the store on the 7400 block of Bustleton Avenue on July 7, right before closing at 11 p.m.

“They act like they’re shopping, grab a cart and then they conceal themselves in the store at closing,” Philadelphia Police Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum said.

Police say the pair hid inside the Target for four hours and waited until employees left at 3 a.m.

“This is what’s odd, they actually hide for a couple hours and make sure the coast is clear and they do their thing,” Rosenbaum said.

Police say they stole $14,000 in Apple products, head phones and gaming consoles. They then walk out and get away.

“That’s crazy,” said shopper Rick Morasch. “It’s a shame that crime is like that.”

Police say this is the second time they robbed the store in the same sort of way. The first incident occurred on May 14.

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If you recognize either of these suspects, contact police at 215-686-TIPS.

CBS3’s Howard Monroe contributed to this report.