Police: Suspects target family's Delco home, Philadelphia store

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Police: Suspects target family's Delco home, Phila. store. Christie Ileto reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on June 20, 2017.

Police are looking for four men who broke into the Kim family's Delaware County home and then their Southwest Philadelphia business, taking almost everything that was inside the store.

Mark Kim spent the last day trying to get his family's store back open for business.

"Everything in the store was a mess, they cleaned out all the cash registers," Kim said.

Police say they do not believe this was a random crime.

"We believe the family was watched and followed," Marple Township Police Detective Barry Williams said.

Police say they were watched so closely that the suspects knew where the family lived, and when to strike at their Broomall home.

They made off with family valuables and a set of keys to the store.

"They had a lot of nerve, they knew what they were doing. I'm pretty sure they knew our schedules," Kim said.

After ransacking the family home, the brazen bandits were spotted repeatedly carting out stolen merchandise hours later.

Kim found images from neighboring business owners and handed them to police.



"For them to come into this community, and just steal what my dad has worked so hard for - it hurts me, it hurts us," Kim said.

The Kim family says they've never had anything like this happen at their home or store, which has been around for four decades.

If you recognize the men in the pictures, contact Southwest Philadelphia Detectives or the Marple Township Police Department.
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