Man arrested in Philadelphia car lot burglary

June 19, 2013 2:54:11 PM PDT
Police have announced the arrest of a suspect in an attempted burglary at a North Philadelphia car lot.

25-year-old Rafael Mantilla has been charged with attempted burglary, theft from auto, and related offenses.

Police say on May 31st, at 4:29 a.m., a man was captured on surveillance video attempting to gain entry to Gonzalez auto sales office trailer located at 265 West Allegheny Avenue.

After an unsuccessful attempt to break into the office trailer, the suspect gained entry to two vehicles for sale on the lot, taking assorted items valued at $550.

The suspect then fled in an unknown direction.

On June 4th, surveillance video was release to the media.

A day later, detectives received an anonymous phone tip that identified Mantilla as the suspect in this incident.

Mantilla was arrested on June 6, 2013, without further incident.

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