2 Goons Rob Jewelry Store In Philly! (Force Employees To The Back Room At Gunpoint!)
Published on November 6, 2011
In the video, the robbers jump over the counter, startling a female worker. They point a gun directly at her, as they force her and a male worker into a room. In that room, a scared young woman was already kneeling down, likely pleading for the robbers not to shoot. Once all three employees are tied up and out of sight, the thieves go to town, clearing out case after case of expensive jewelry and dumping the high end items into plastic bags. The suspects got away and the three employees eventually ran out of the back room. Detectives say two suspects were buzzed into the store and they didn't waste any time getting to work, according to the mother of a store employee. The mother of one of the employees, who didn't want to be identified, spoke exclusively to Eyewitness Reporter Elizabeth Hur. She also told CBS 3 the men went straight for the high-end engagement rings, but not before snagging the surveillance video, making it even more difficult for police to identify them. Fortunately nobody was hurt. The suspects fled the store on foot when they are spotted by an off-duty Philadelphia Police Officer. The off-duty officer follows the suspects and they get into a green Ford Contour with a partial Pa. tag possibly ending in 2204 parked in the rear lot of the Sears Tire store. The off-duty officer follows the suspects but lost sight of the suspects vehicle in the area.