Suspect sought in burglary of Germantown historical house

PHILADELPHIA - December 20, 2013

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

Copyright © 2023 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.