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Lawncrest burglar steals gun

A man who was caught burglarizing a house in Lawncrest earlier this month took a handgun, police said.

Surveillance image provided by police

Police are looking for a man who stole a gun and pretended to be a plumber during a burglary earlier this month in Lawncrest.

A homeowner on Wednesday, Dec. 11, around 2:50 p.m. returned to their property on the 200 block of Comly Street and found the man inside with electronics and other items gathered by the front door, police said.

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The suspect told the victim he was a plumber and fled the scene, leaving behind the valuables. However, it was later discovered the homeowner’s handgun was missing, authorities said.

Police described the suspect as a 5-foot-6 black man ages 36 to 40 with a stocky build. He was wearing a black jacket, gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

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

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