World Series looting on tape

November 3, 2008 9:10:33 PM PST
Philadelphia police are still trying to track down the individuals who looted a Center City store in the wake of the Phillies' World Series win last Wednesday night.Investigators say surveillance video shows more than 20 people charging, at once, into Robinson Luggage in Center City, looting the pricey luggage.

The video was taken from inside the store after the Phillies won the World Series.

CLICK HERE to watch raw video of the looting. "It seems like the celebration got out of control for a few, and now we're gonna unfortunately have those few to find," said Lt. Frank Vanore.

At some points, police say, you can clearly see the faces of some of the thieves.

Store manager Kevin Romer says there is still damage to the store. The cracked glass the burglars kicked in still needs to be repaired.

It all unfolded in less than two minutes.

Police were able to recover some of the merchandise, but there are still a lot of stolen items that are still missing.

And Romer wonders if the thieves are trying to make a buck off of their ill-gotten goods.

"If there are some companies out there that sell the same things we do, of someone is trying to return them, you never know, some have tracking codes in them, some don't," Romer said.

Investigators say some of the people caught on tape may be college students from the area, and now they're working with school officials to identify possible suspects.

Police say stemming from the vandalism on the night of the Phillies World Series victory, they've made more than 70 arrests, but none related to the burglary at Robinson Luggage.

If you have any information that you think can help in their investigation, you can call an anonymous hotline at 215-686-TIPS.

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