VIDEO: Man steals Philly Water Department vehicle from Fishtown block

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Credit: Philadelphia Police Department

Police on Wednesday released surveillance footage showing a man stealing a Philadelphia Water Department vehicle Aug. 13 as it was parked on the 1400 block of Frankford Avenue in Fishtown.

Investigators said the unknown man was caught on camera around 1:30 p.m. getting into the driver’s seat of the white, city-owned Ford Explorer and speeding away.

The SUV was found abandoned about two hours later at Broad and Thompson streets in North Philadelphia.

The suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 30 and 32 with a goatee and close-cut hair. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored shirt and light-colored pants.

Anyone with information on the suspect or crime is asked to call 911, to contact the East Detectives Division at 215-686-3243 or 3244, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing tips@phillypolice.com or by filling out this online form.


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