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April 05, 2016

Police: Burglar swipes packages from Center City apartment complex

Mail was worth $418, according to authorities

Crime Burglaries
Center City burglary Philadelphia Police Department/Source

Police say this man stole valuable packages from a Center City apartment complex.

A Center City resident shouldn't blame the Post Office for not receiving a pair of packages containing valuable items, according to authorities.

Police say they're looking for a man who entered the residential complex at 1234 Hamilton Street and took two packages worth $418 delivered to someone who lives in the building.

The burglary occurred around 2:15 p.m. on March 23, according to police. Surveillance video shows the suspect walk into the building, take the packages, walk upstairs then back down with the boxes in hand.

The video can be viewed below:

The suspect is described as a black male, 40-50 years old, standing about 6'0" tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a Seattle Seahawks hat, black jacket, short white pants and tan work boots with a Reebok backpack on his shoulders.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the crime is asked to call the Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093/3094 or the Philadelphia Police Department's tip line at 215-686-8477.

Tips can also be submitted by texting 773847 or submitting an online form here. All tips will remain anonymous.