Video released of suspects in burglary spree

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Business owners targeted in burglary spree. John Rawlins reports during Action News at 4pm on June 23, 2017. (WPVI)

There have been at least four brazen burglaries connected to families that own businesses in Philadelphia and Delaware County.

Officials say the thieves are targeting the owners and, in one case, their business as well.

Philadelphia police have now released surveillance video of the suspects.

The video shows two suspects, described as heavy or thick-set Asian men, wearing gray hooded sweatshirts and black pants. One wore a black hat, while the other wore a dark green Eagles hat.

They have a pattern.

"They enter the house, take high-end clothing jewelry, cash," said Det. Barry Williams of Marple Twp. Police. He said the suspects will also disable camera systems, and sometimes remove them from the house.

But in this case the video was streamed live to a remote location and saved.

Also taken in that crime were keys used by the crooks to open locks of their victims' store located in Southwest Philadelphia.

"They do look familiar," victim Mark Kim said. "I honestly think I have seen them inside store as customers."

He also notices how similar the pair appeared.

"To me they looked almost like twins," said Kim.

Indeed, police believe the pair may be related, perhaps brothers or cousins.

The two on this video may also be part of a larger crew. In a Philadelphia heist, four men were seen on camera.

Police believe the crooks watch carefully.

"They watch for a period of time, know their whereabouts, know what kind of cars they will drive. When they're home, when they're not home, when they're at the business, when they're not at the business. And they pick the appropriate time to go into their houses," said Det. Williams.

If you have any information you are asked to contact police.

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