Surveillance footage released by the Philadelphia Police Department shows suspects they believe are responsible for a rash of burglaries at auto lots throughout the city.
Surveillance footage released by the Philadelphia Police Department shows suspects they believe are responsible for a rash of burglaries at auto lots throughout the city.
Yet another break-in at a Philadelphia auto lot has been reported.

Philadelphia police reported the fifth break-in in three weeks on Sunday, this time at Fulton’s Auto Sales on Holland Avenue.

Police Detective Bobby Pattillo said that Fulton’s was broken into on Sunday, Nov. 10. A small amount of cash and some food items were reported taken.

Surveillance footage shows two black males making entry to the building.

Pattillo said that they believe this incident to be related to the previous burglaries at A&M and P&W. 

“They are definitely related,” Pattillo said.

Pattillo has released some screen shots form the break ins.

Officials reported last week that that P&W Auto Sales on Holland Avenue reported its second burglary in as many weeks on Saturday, Nov. 2. That Monday morning they also received a report from A&M Auto Sales on West Beacon Street reporting another break-in over the weekend.

“All I can say is we are working on it. It is possible that these instances are connected. The case remains under investigation and we are trying to identify suspects,” Pattillo said at the time.

He said that nothing of value was reported stolen in either instance, though some items were taken from P&W where entry was made through a back window that was broken.

The same two businesses were reported broken into two weekends ago. Officials reported that a 2013 Ford Fusion and a small amount of cash were taken from A&M two weeks ago in October.  



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

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

The Democrat reached out to Cass Green, who runs P&W with her grandfather Willie Green, following their first break-in in October. She 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 last week. 

“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.”

These instances remain under investigation.

Anyone with information on any of the crimes is encouraged to contact East Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 1-855-485-4877 (TIPS). Cash rewards are available for information that helps lead to the arrest and conviction of individuals.