Crafty crook crawls in drive-thrus to hold up Dunkin’ Donuts: Cops


This is one bold move.

A hoodie-wearing thief was caught on video this week climbing through a drive-thru window to rob a Kensington Dunkin’ Donuts — twice and two days apart, authorities said.

Police released footage Friday of the daring drive-thru operation in a bid to catch the suspect.

Displaying decent acrobatic skill and flexibility, the suspect first struck on Oct. 4 around 8:55 p.m. at a Dunkin’ Donuts located near 6th Street and West Lehigh Avenue.


Surveillance video shows him shock an 18-year-old female cashier by abruptly pulling himself into the shop.

The cashier fled and was chased by the suspect, who allegedly then “asked if she had anything in her pockets,” police said.

“When she replied no the suspect went to the drive-thru window demanding the employee to open the cash register,” a police report stated.

The suspect took an unknown amount of cash and fled south toward York Street.

On Oct. 6 around 2:30 a.m., it appears that the same man returned, pried the drive-thru windows open and climbed in again, startling a 26-year-old male employee.


“When he looked he saw an unknown black male climbing through the window and immediately fled the building via the rear exit doors,” a police report said. “When the employee returned along with police, the suspect was gone and two cash registers drawers were missing from the front counter.”

Neither employee was hurt.

The suspect is described as 20 to 30 years old, with a thin build, a thick beard, and both times wearing a dark hoodie.

See the full surveillance video below.

Tipsters: call 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).

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