Pair Break Into Kensington Home, Take Car Keys, Steal Car

Police say a duo broke into a house in West Kensington on Wednesday morning. They stole from the home, then took the resident's car.

Police in Philadelphia are looking for a duo that broke into a woman’s house in West Kensington, took her car keys, then walked up and down the block until finding her car and driving away in it.

The burglary took place Wednesday at around 7 in the morning. The victim was asleep in her house when two people entered her home through the back door and/or window. They took her purse containing ID, credit cards, cell phone and laptop — as well as her car keys.


Surveillance footage released by police shows the suspects walking down the block of North Howard Street until they find the car that matches the stolen keys. The pair then drives away in a brown 2013 Toyota Rav-4 SUV. The car has Pennsylvania plates with the tag JJK-2489.

Philadelphia Police did not release a description of one suspect. The other was described as a white or Hispanic male with a scruffy beard and tattoos on his right forearm.

They are asking anyone with information to contact them. Call the East Detective Division at 215-685-9962 or 215-686-3243. Or you can submit a confidential tip by phone at 215.686.8477, text at 773847 or using this online form.

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