by Sue Ann Rybak

The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public to help in identifying two men caught on surveillance video burglarizing the Valley Green Inn, 7594 Forbidden Drive, on May 27.

According to police reports, at 2:20 a.m., two men forced open a second floor office window. Once inside, the suspects took two Toshiba Laptops, an undetermined amount of loose change and a checkbook. The burglars ransacked the office and damaged various pieces of equipment, whose value is estimated at $5,000.

Police describe the first suspect as a white male with stocky build last seen wearing a dark-colored, hooded zip-up jacket, dark-colored ski mask and gloves. The second suspect is described as a white male with a stocky build last seen wearing a dark-colored zip up jacket with a hood, gloves and a dark-colored backpack with reflective stripes on the outside.

To watch a video of the burglary, go to

Police urge residents not to approach the suspects but instead call 911 immediately. If anyone has any information pertaining to this crime, he/she is asked to contact Northwest Detectives Division at 215-686-3353/3354. To submit an anonymous tip, call 215-686-TIPS (8477), or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

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