Authorities investigating cell phone thefts

Police are looking for suspects who snatched phones from cell phone stores in Bell’s Corner and Mayfair.


Investigators are looking for a pair of suspects who committed a string of thefts at cell phone stores last month in Northeast Philadelphia.

Two black males entered the T-Mobile store at 8546 Bustleton Ave. in Bell’s Corner and snatched several phones from the display case just after 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, according to police.

Then, around the same time on Jan. 9, the suspects pulled the same routine at the T-Mobile store at 7241 Frankford Ave. in Mayfair, police said. Authorities say three black males, including the same two suspects, returned to the store to steal more phones around 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Anyone with information about the crimes or the suspects is asked to call Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153/3154. All tips will be confidential. ••