Security cameras catch burglar at work in S. Philadelphia

Posted: May 19, 2012

Police today released a pair of surveillance videos in the hopes of finding a burglar who struck two Vietnamese restaurants on the same block in South Philadelphia this week.

In both cases, the video caught the burglar prying open the doors at the restaurants to get inside.

On Monday, he broke into the Bunh Mi Viet French Restaurant, 330 W. Oregon Ave., about 1:20 a.m. and stole $3,050 in cash from the cash register and a safe, police said.

At 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, he got into the Pho Ha Saigon Restaurant, 320 Oregon Ave., and made off with $200 from the cash register after failing to open the safe, police said.

He is described as an Asian male, about 5-feet, 3-inches tall who was wearing a T-shirt with “Lincoln 2003” on the front and a tan baseball hat with a white logo.

Anyone with information is asked to call the South Detective Division at 215-686-3013 or 3014.

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