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Thieves Swipe $120K From Mann Music Center

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are investigating a robbery that happened just after noon today at the Mann Music Center for the Performing Arts in Fairmount Park.

According to Philadelphia police and Mann Center officials, two males armed with a gun made off with $120,000 from the administrative area of Wolfgang Puck’s catering enterprise, which operates at the park.

No one was hurt in the robbery.

A dragnet was immediately begun for the two men, last seen driving a light blue minivan through the park, headed toward Belmont Avenue.

The Mann Center is the summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra and hosts a wide variety of performances. The most recent onstage show at the Mann was Wednesday night.

According to a statement from Catherine Cahill, president and CEO of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, the theatre will be open and ready to host tonight’s performance by the alternative-rock band “Death Cab for Cutie.”

Stay with CBS for updates on this story.

Reported by Michelle Durham, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • Guess Who

    Raceless perps? Ten bucks says they’re moo lies.

  • bottomline

    I always idealistically though of the Philadelphia Orchestra as a community thing – $120k, so much money in the cigar box, I guess that’s the new meaning of the high C’s.

    • Jenny

      Did you even read the article? That’s a rhetorical question. Good gravy, people are such nitwits.

      Let me break this down for you:

      * The money was stolen from the offices of a catering company (a private business that does business elsewhere too). They happened to be located at the Mann Ctr.

      * The article happens to mention that the Mann Ctr is the summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

      If I could make this bulleted short version of what was missed in your reading comprehension look like a scrolling banner (just like on your TV if you watch those “newsertainment” programs) I would, if that would help. Alas, that would probably require that this comment box be able to run an animated gif.

      • bottomline

        LOL, you made your point, Jenny!

  • ibb_now

    I forgot they were also wearing oversized suits with pink hoodies, just like the ones they wear on wall street!

  • Hater

    No description? I think the public could better assist the authorities if we knew how dark they were, what color droopy drawers, over sized t shirt or hoodie they were wearing, etc.

    • ibb_now

      ashey looking? have you looked at yourself under a microscope recently? You’ll see all the caked up dirt that the naked eye cannot see!
      As per were I was after noon today…ask your mom!

      • Hater

        Tell your mom I’ll meet her at the usual spot behind the dumpster. I got a couple loosies for her if she does a good job. Menthol!

    • ibb_now

      They were whitishly black and blackishly white, will that help you Colombo?

      • Hater

        Sorta ashey looking maybe? Oh yeah, one more thing…….where were you just after noon today?

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