Philadelphia Police Hope Exclusive Video Will Lead To Arrest Of Armed Bandits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s obvious, through this exclusive surveillance video, that two armed men had planned a jewelry heist.

In the video, they 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 in the 2100 block of Cottman Avenue, and they didn’t waste any time getting to work, according to the mother of a store employee.

“They pushed into the store and pulled guns fast and made everybody get down and threw them into the back room and tied them up.”

The mother of one of the employees, who didn’t want to be identified, spoke exclusively to Eyewitness Reporter Elizabeth Hur.

“Just knowing someone pointed a gun to her head, is scary.”

She also told CBS-3 Eyewitness news 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.

Police say they are looking for two black men in their 40s, one thin, one heavy and both about 6 feet tall. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

Reported By Jericka Duncan, CBS 3; Mike Dougherty, KYW Newsradio

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  1. Wise One says:

    What’s going on here? My first comment was printed and deleted. My second was “censored” and never printed. What’s the point of these comment sections if hard-hitting comments about the savages who ruin quality of life in most major U.S. cities are not allowed?

    1. DEAR WISE ONE says:

      EITHER WE HAVE “FAIR AND BALANCED” OR WE GET WORD CENSORED… ITS THE PRICE WE PAY FOR BEING ALLOWED TO POST COMMENTS. “ITS A PREVELIGE, NOT A RIGHT” IS THEIR MOTTO.

      FOR THE MOST PART, THE SAVAGES DONT READ . THATS THE GOOD PART
      KEEP UP THE FIGHT, JUST CHOOSE YOUR MODERATED WORDS CAREFULLY

      SAYS HH OF OXFORD CIRCLE, NAME SANE ?

  2. Jim Wilmer says:

    Again I write; that these robbers were pros. except for the mistake of failing to get the right survalance equipment. No one was hurt; seriously. It was fast,they knew what they wanted, and were out! Now it is up to the good citizens of Philly and elsewhere; not to buy these items! This is what causes robberies! If they couldn’t sell the merchandise; there would be no reason to steal it!!

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