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December 14, 2017

Serial burglar in South Philly takes microwaves and bikes, police say

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Police say this suspect stole everything from microwaves to bikes from a construction site and backyard in South Philly.

Police are looking for a man caught on camera taking everything but the kitchen sink, hitting up a construction site and backyard near Broad Street in South Philly.

Authorities say the suspect first hit the construction properties on the 1400 block of Clymer Street on Nov. 24 around 6:15 p.m., forcing entry and taking two microwave ovens.

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He returned the next day around 2:15 p.m., allegedly disabling the building's surveillance system and taking two more microwaves and a power generator. The day after that, he came back around noon to snag a hand cart from the back alley and a bag from inside, police say.

On Nov. 30, the suspect struck once again, this time by entering the back yard of a residence on the 700 block of South 15th Street through a back alley, taking two bikes, police say.

If you see the suspect, police ask that you not approach him and instead call 911. Tips can be submitted by calling the department's tip line at 215-686-8477 or the South Detective Division at 215-686-3013/3014.

Tips can also be submitted by texting PPD TIP or 773847, or by filling out an online form.