Police: Thieves stole $52,000 worth of seafood in South Philadelphia

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Police are seeking the public's help with identifying a crew of men caught on camera stealing $52,000 worth of seafood in South Philadelphia.

Police are seeking the public's help with identifying a crew of men caught on camera stealing $52,000 worth of seafood in South Philadelphia.

It happened between 7 and 9 p.m. May 21 at E. Frank Hopkins Seafood, located on the 3100 block of South Third Street.

Police say the suspects cut the lock on a cargo trailer. Then they, and the rest of their crew, went to work carrying out box after box of fresh seafood.

"They just go in and pretty much empty out this trailer," said Philadelphia Police Lt. John Stanford.

The stolen seafood was loaded into an SUV. The suspects seemed to know what they wanted.

"They're clearly taking their time. They knew exactly which trailer they were going to," said Stanford. "Able to pop the lock open and, again, just load up."

Investigators have no leads. They released the surveillance video in hopes of changing that.

They want the public to take a close look at the thieves, and keep an eye out for any fishy sales of seafood.

"They're probably going to try and sell it. Perhaps they even own a store," said Stanford. "We're hoping somebody will recognize these individuals."

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