Suspect Identified In $100,000 Manayunk Jewelry Heist
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– Philadelphia Police have issued an arrest warrant for one of the suspects involved in a jewelry heist on Main Street in Manayunk on Tuesday, March 29.
Raheem Hankerson, 30, left a wallet containing his personal identification, along with a stolen handgun and jewelry in a vehicle that police say was used by the suspects following the brazen robbery. (see related story)
On Tuesday, Hankerson and an accomplice marched inside of the A.I. Poland Jewlery Store on the 4300 block of Main Street with guns drawn. Police say they pistol whipped the owner then tied him up along with a female co-worker in a back room before stuffing cash and jewelry into bags. According to police, the two made off with about $100,000.
Wearing wigs and latex gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints, the pair even took the time to remove the surveillance video from the store’s computer before taking off.
Police released this video…
Within minutes of the robbery, several witnesses told police they saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. According to police, the driver of the vehicle and passenger exited and were seen taking items from the rear of the vehicle into the trunk. The suspects then left the area on foot through a nearby alley, leaving the vehicle behind.
Northwest Detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating Raheem Hankerson and in identifying the other male suspect involved in the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 215-686-3353 or visit http://www.phillypolice.com to fill out a form to submit an anonymous tip.