VIDEO: Thieves drop from ceiling in Hartranft market heist
After dropping into the Allegheny Market in Hartranft Mission-Impossible style from the ceiling, masked men broke into the store’s ATM using a sledgehammer.
Police released surveilance video today of the Jan. 5 incident hoping it will lead to an arrest.
In the video, the two man wrapped in face masks are seen dropping into the store at 2400 North 9th Street from the ceiling. Police said the two men broke into a rear 2nd floor window.
While inside the suspects gathered cartons of cigarettes, loose cash and used a sledge hammer to gain access to an ATM machine. The duo made off with an undetermined amount of cash and cigarettes.
Police described the first thief as either a Hispanic or black man in his late teens or early 20s with short hair. In the video he was seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt with black lettering and tan pants.
The second man, with his face completely covered, was only described as wearing dark-colored clothing.
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