Police: Burglar strikes home twice over long holiday weekend

GERMANTOWN — A man managed to get inside a home twice over the four-day-long Independence Day weekend, but was only successful burglarizing it one of those times.

Philadelphia police say he first entered the home in the 5300 block of Greene Street in Germantown sometime between 6pm on Thursday, July 4, and 10:15am the next day.

That time, he’s accused of taking contractor tools

“such as a hammer drill, electric drill, two hammers, two battery packs, four batteries, Bluetooth speakers and miscellaneous hand tools valued at an estimated $1000.”

Video edited from Philadelphia Police Department.

Then, police say he tried again at 5am on Sunday, July 7. That’s when the video was recorded, but the suspect was scared off and couldn’t take anything.

In the last frames, he’s seen getting away on a bicycle.

The wanted man is described as a white or light-skinned black man, with a medium build, in his late 20s to mid-30s.

He had a gray goatee and was wearing a dark colored “bucket” style hat, dark t-shirt, light shorts, dark boots, and was carrying a blue and gray back pack.

Photos from Philadelphia Police Department.

Police also note his right forearm was wrapped with a dark cloth that was taped to his arm with black electrical tape, possibly covering a tattoo or injury.

Police ask that if you see the suspect, do not approach him. Instead, call 911 or their tipline at 215-686-TIPS (8477) immediately. You can also text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847, or click here to submit a tip electronically. They say all tips will remain anonymous.

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