Burglar targets supermarket in Nicetown

NICETOWN (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are looking for a suspect who burglarized a supermarket in the city's Nicetown section early Sunday morning.

It happened at R+L Supermarket on the 4200 block of Germantown Avenue.

Police say the burglar broke into the supermarket around 3:30 a.m. by climbing a ladder from a second floor room.

The thief was then caught on surveillance video climbing through the supermarket ceiling.

Click here to watch the surveillance video

Once inside the suspect used a long screwdriver to pry open the cash register drawer.

He stole an unknown amount of cash before fleeing the scene.

Police describe the suspect as a black male with a medium build. He was wearing a red sweatshirt, white scarf covering his head, jeans and sneakers.

Anyone with information on this burglary should call police at 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).
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