NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA - Wild video of a group of looters smashing their way into a store in Northeast Philadelphia during the stealing rampage Tuesday night has been released by Philadelphia police, while businesses are still on edge and taking precautions so they don’t get hit again.
Guys with hammer and crowbar broke the glass doors of P.C. Richard on Cottman Avenue and the looters flood in like the old Black Friday shoppers.
Notice there is a steel cage they had to cut through first to get to the glass doors.
The first guy going out within 12 seconds has a tv. He skids and falls on the broken glass.
Then, more guys with televisions, in boxes, then a guy with two televisions, and on and on.
From a higher angle, looters are seen running through the store. Some grab and go, others look undecided on whether to leave or go back for more.
Detectives grabbed still shots from the surveillance video of the few who went in without masks, hoping to get tips identifying the looters.