Police are searching for two men who burglarized a home in Bustleton Monday evening and ran away empty handed after one of them set off an alarm.
Two men were recorded on a surveillance camera loitering in front of the house on Masland Street near Gregg hours before the burglary, police said.
Around 6:15 p.m., one man stood guard outside the house while another climbed a fence and broke in through the back door. Simultaneously, a white van was seen circling the block several times police said.
The suspect who served as lookout was seen talking on a cellphone while the van circled the block, police said. Although the suspects were not seen entering or exiting the van, police believe it may be connected to the burglary. A description of the person driving the van was not available.
The suspects are described as two black men in their early to mid 20s. One is light-skinned and has a beard. He was wearing a dark knit hat, a gray hooded sweater with white draw strings, dark pants and black shoes.
The second man is thin and was wearing a dark hooded sweater, dark pants and tan work boots.
Police said the men may be responsible for additional burglaries in the area, and encouraged tipsters to call 215-686-TIPS or reach the department online.