$19,000 in TV gear stolen from Old City studio

TV gear theft in Old City

July 31, 2013 2:24:26 PM PDT
Philadelphia police are looking for the man who stolen more than $19,000 worth of television gear from a studio in Old City.

The theft happened at 9:50 a.m. on July 22nd at the Philly Cam Television Recording Studio located at 669 Ranstead Street.

Surveillance video captured images of the man, who walked into the studio and stole four pieces of equipment including two Fuji camera lenses.

Police say he then placed the gear in a backpack and left the studio.

The suspect is described as a black male standing 5'11" to 6'1" tall with a thin build and a full beard with a patch of gray on the chin. He was wearing a light colored Muslim Kufi, glasses, a red or orange t-shirt with a dark colored Puma logo on the front, light colored khaki shorts, black and white sneakers and a red or orange backpack with white writing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or through PhillyPolice.com.