by Sue Ann Rybak
Police have released surveillance video of an unknown male who they said burglarized the Trolley Car Diner, 7619 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy.
According to police, on Aug. 22, at 2 a.m., an unknown male gained entry to the Trolley Car Diner by kicking in a side glass door. Once inside, the suspect took the cash registers and attempted to break open the drawers.
Police said that after spending a considerable amount of time opening the empty registers, he proceeded to the second floor where he is seen walking through the storage area carrying a pipe. Then, he picked up a large CO2 bottle and used it to smash through the drywall partition of an office where a Toshiba laptop computer was taken. The suspect then left the diner through the side door in an unknown direction.
To view the surveillance video go to The Philadelphia Police YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t_Z7zg_XWI.
If anyone has any information about this crime or this suspect, contact the Northwest Detective Division at 215-686-3353.