Philadelphia Police are investigating two car lot burglaries, one on Holland Avenue and another on West Beacon Street, that occurred late Sunday night.

Philadelphia Police Department detective Bobby Pattillo said that the two burglaries were reported to police Monday morning. 




Pattillo said that video surveillance at P&W Auto Sales on Holland Avenue between the hospital and Bumpers showed two black males entering the premises and breaking into the business.

Investigators are working with the owners to see if anything was taken though as of Tuesday morning, but Patillo said Tuesday it did not appear that anything of value was stolen.

The other business burglarized Sunday was A&M Auto Sales on West Beacon Street. Pattillo said that a 2013 Ford Fusion and a small amount of cash were taken.  

The perpetrators took the keys to the vehicle from the building.

The Fusion was found abandoned at West Side Park with minimal damage and has been released back to the dealership.

Caff Green, who runs P&W with her grandfather Willie Green, said that nothing of significant value was taken from the office. A change jar and some of Green’s children’s toys were taken including two Transformers masks that the burglars used to hide their identity after gaining entry to the premises by breaking the glass window on the back door.

“They did not get anything significant, just a few insignificant items,” Green said. “I want people to know that we do not leave anything significant in the office after we leave. There are no money, keys, titles or checks left on the premises when we leave every day.”

Pattillo said that both incidents remain under investigation and are possibly connected. Both burglaries are believed to have occurred late Sunday night, when both businesses were closed. Pattillo said that the P&W break-in likely happened first, but that both cases are still under investigation.

The Democrat reached out to A&M Auto Sales, but was unable to reach anyone by press time.

“It has been over a year since we have seen anything like this,” Patillo said. “This is not common, but we have seen some stuff like this in the past, just not lately.”