Alleged Philly thief posed as fire inspector

The man wore a Philadelphia Fire Department shirt and told security guards he had arrived to inspect extinguishers

By Barbara Boyer
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — An alleged Center City thief who police said posed as a fire inspector to burglarize the Academy of Music, Independence Visitor Center, and the Art Institute of Philadelphia showed promise as a white-collar criminal.

That career, however, was cut short by a rookie mistake: signing his real name to a visitor log, police said.

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