Suspect sought in burglary of Germantown historical house

December 20, 2013 10:01:25 AM PST
Police are asking the public's help in identifying the man who allegedly burglarized the historical Bringhurst House in the city's Germantown section.

The incident took place on December 12th around 1:10 p.m. on the 5400 block of Germantown Avenue.

Authorities say an unknown male was captured on surveillance video breaking a window and entering the historical Bringhurst House.

Once inside, the suspect is seen taking two large silver trays, silver tea and coffee pot, valued at $300.00, police say.

The suspect then flees on foot on Germantown Avenue, carrying a large black trash bag.

The suspect is described as a black male, 40-50 years-of-age, 5'7"-5'10" tall, medium complexion, thin gray hair, unshaven and sunken facial features

He was wearing a dark knit hat, black jacket with a multi-colored hood and dark colored pants.

To view the surveillance video: Visit The Philadelphia Police YouTube Channel.

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