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September 22, 2016

WATCH: Truck rams through doors of Northeast Philly office before thieves steal safe

Investigations Burglary
public storage u-haul robbery Philadelphia Police Department/YouTube

Two suspected burglars allegedly used a U-Haul truck to smash through the doors of a Public Storage facility in Northeast Philly recently. The incident was recorded by security cameras and the video was released by the Philadelphia Police Department.

Security cameras recorded video of a U-Haul truck ramming through the glass doors of the office at a self-storage facility in Northeast Philly.

The footage, released Thursday by Philadelphia police, shows one of two passengers in the truck entering the office and stealing a safe that contained an undisclosed amount of cash.

The burglary took place just after 1:30 a.m. last Thursday at the Public Storage facility at 2700 Grant Ave.

In the video (seen below), the rental truck collides twice with the glass doors before breaking through. After the truck backs away, one of the suspects – who police described as a man in his 30s; thin with long, brown hair; wearing a black hat, orange shirt and tan pants – exits the cab and enters the office.

He is seen pulling the safe from beneath a desk before rummaging through drawers and shelves. He exits the building with the safe in his arms and loads it into the back of the truck.

Police do not have a description of the second burglary suspect who investigators said was driving the U-Haul truck.

Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to contact Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153/3154. Tips can also be submitted via phone to 215-686-TIPS(8477) and texted to PPD TIP (773847).