Cops: Man in Eagles Hat Steals Laptop in Center City

Police released surveillance footage of an Eagles fan — or an impostor, perhaps — absconding with a laptop from a building on east Market Street.

Alleged Thief in Eagles Hat

Still from surveillance video via Philadelphia Police Department

Earlier this month, a man fell on the El tracks at 15th Street. A man in an Eagles jacket jumped down to save him. It seemed that settled it: All Eagles fans are good and would never do anything bad at all, ever.

But now we have another piece of evidence. Philadelphia Police are looking for a man who pilfered a laptop in Center City Philadelphia. Only this man was wearing an Eagles hat. Dun dun dun.

Now what do we believe?

Cops say the manager of a building on the 700 block of Market Street left his laptop bag in the security office attached to the first floor lobby. Surveillance footage shows the man in an Eagles hat walking into the office at around 2 p.m. March 21st, snooping around and walking out with a black bag that contained the laptop. (He was also bundled up, despite a high of 51 degrees that day.)

Police released the following description of the suspect:

Black male, 50-60 years-of-age, wearing a long gray coat, black Eagles knit cap, black and white checkered scarf, and walks with a cane.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police. Tips can be submitted via phone (215.686.8477), text (to 73847) or by using this online form.

In the meantime, we’ll look for more people in Eagles gear doing good or bad things and get to the bottom of it.

To further complicate things, a man in a Flyers baseball cap robbed a bank in South Philly in February. Maybe this is one of those mysteries that will never be solved.

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