There’s a second Binary Bandit on the loose in Philadelphia.
On Wednesday, we told you about the bizarre case of what’s become known as Philadelphia’s own “Binary Bandit” — a woman caught on surveillance video stealing a number off of a home in East Kensington. More than 20 homes in the neighborhood have had numbers taken from the front of their house in the past week or so, and only the 1s and 0s were taken.
But there appears to be a second person involved. Another resident in East Kensington had 1s stolen off her home, and the man who allegedly ripped the numbers off her house was caught on surveillance video. Here it is:
The video was provided by Jenna Feldman, who told Billy Penn she had two ones stolen from the front of her home, leaving gaping holes that look similar to the other 20 or so homes that also had numbers stolen:
Nearly two dozen homes have had numbers taken from the front of their houses, and the thefts seem to be concentrated on the 2200 and 2300 blocks of Amber Street, the 2000 and 2100 blocks of East Susquehanna Avenue and the 2000 and 2100 blocks of East Dauphin Street.
Police in the 26th District, which covers this area of East Kensington, just along the border of Fishtown, apparently have seen a recent spate of petty theft. On Sept. 6, Sgt. John Massi sent out an email to some residents that noted: “We are experiencing a increase in several thefts and burglaries with some unique patterns.”
Resident Meghan Haley provided Billy Penn with her surveillance video earlier this week showing a woman ripping a “0” off the front of her home:
Anyone with information is asked to call 911. In addition, the 26th District can be reached at 215-686-3260 and is located at 615 E. Girard Ave.