On Video: Failed burglar looks at security camera

Suspect in attempted dollar store burglary

October 18, 2013 8:02:48 AM PDT
Philadelphia police are looking for the man who looked right at a surveillance camera after he tried, and failed, to burglarize a dollar store.

The attempted burglary happened around 10:00 p.m. on October 8th at a store located at 3000 Island Avenue.

Investigators say the suspect hid in a storage area until after closing.

Then, the man entered an office and tried to force open a safe.

After failing to steal anything, the man walks out of the store, wearing a mask, as overnight employees arrived.

The suspect is described by police as a black male, 5'6" to 5'7" tall, medium complexion, beard, stocky build, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, red and black plaid wool (hunter style) baseball hat.

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