June 14, 2016
Police are asking the public for help Tuesday identifying a man who allegedly impersonated a firefighter to commit a theft in the Fairhill section of Philadelphia.
The incident occurred Friday at 6 p.m. at a Popeye's Louisiana Chicken located at 314 West Lehigh Avenue.
Authorities say the man entered the restaurant and told the manager he was a firefighter and needed to replace the fire extinguishers. The restaurant's general manager approved the work and the manager paid two invoices for $476 to the suspect, who said he needed to retrieve tools from his vehicle and fled the area.
The suspect is described as a 5-foot-10 white man in his 40s. He was last seen wearing a black polo shirt with faded blue jeans.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the East Detective Division at (215) 686-3243/3244.