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Video: Thief steals from Philly firefighter benefit

Thief stole items donated to raise money for families of 2 fallen firefighters

By Jeff Gelles
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police are searching for the thief who stole items donated to raise money for the families of two firefighters killed Monday when a five-alarm blaze engulfed a vacant building in Kensington.

The theft was caught on surveillance video Friday night as firefighters and others crowded the SmokeEaters Pub on Frankford Avenue after viewings for Lt. Robert Neary, 59, and Firefighter Daniel Sweeney, 25. The men were killed when a wall collapsed onto an adjacent building from which they were fighting the fire.

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