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December 28, 2015

WATCH: Man uses 'electronic device' to unlock, steal from vehicle in Fishtown

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The Philadelphia Police are hoping the public can help identify this man, who police say, used some sort of electronic device to unlock, and steal from, a parked vehicle in Fishtown.

The Philadelphia Police are hoping the public can help identify a man who was captured on surveillance video, on Christmas Eve, using some sort of electronic device to unlock a car in Fishtown, before stealing from the vehicle. 

According to police, the incident happened on Dec. 24 at about 10:39 p.m., when a man, described as white or Hispanic with a mustache, was captured on surveillance video while he was using an unknown electronic device to gain entry into a vehicle on the 1200 block of East Oxford Avenue. 

As seen in the video, he walks up and down the block, while tapping a small device that he holds aloft in his left hand, until a car unlocks. 

WATCH the video here: 

Police said that once he was inside the vehicle the man, who wore a baseball cap, light colored shirt, jeans and dark colored sneakers on the night of the incident, took $60, lottery tickets, and a phone charger then fled in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information is urged to call Philadelphia police at (215) 686-8477 or text a tip to 773847. 

Also, tips can be sent anonymously to police here.