Burglar caught on cell phone camera in North Philadelphia

North Philadelphia burglar

April 12, 2013 3:10:26 PM PDT
The Philadelphia Police Department is looking for the burglar who was caught in the act by a quick-thinking homeowner.

The burglary victim, a 49-year-old woman, arrived at her home in the 1300 block of West Silver Street at 9:47 a.m. on March 30th to find an unknown man in her home.

Police say the man was going through the victim's things as she walked inside.

The woman was able to snap a photo of the man with her cell phone before he fled in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years old, standing 5'9" to 5'11" tall. He was wearing a gray t-shirt over a black shirt, camouflage pants, black sneakers and a rust-colored jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at dial 215.686.TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or through PhillyPolice.com.