Northeast Times

Two suspects sought in jewelry store heist

Po­lice are seek­ing the pub­lic’s help in identi­fy­ing the two armed men who made off with jew­elry worth more than $200,000 from the Be­lag­gio jew­elry store on the 2100 block of Cottman Ave. at 4:50 p.m. last Fri­day.

The men forced three em­ploy­ees in­to a rear of­fice, re­moved trays of vari­ous types of jew­elry from a counter and a safe, and fled on foot.

However, they were spot­ted by an off-duty of­ficer who fol­lowed the men as they got in­to a green Ford Con­tour that was parked in a rear lot of a nearby Sears tire store. The of­ficer was able to make out part of a Pennsylvania li­cense tag. The num­ber “2204” might be on the tag, po­lice said.

The of­ficer lost sight of the men and their vehicle.

Po­lice be­lieve the men are dan­ger­ous. Any­one who spots them should not ap­proach them but in­stead, im­me­di­ately call 911.

Both men were black. One was about 40 years old and 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall. He had a dark com­plex­ion and a red­dish beard. His hair was close-cut. He was wear­ing a dark suit and a leath­er jack­et and was armed with a black hand­gun.

The oth­er man was 35 to 40 years old and stood about 6 feet tall. He had close-cut hair and was wear­ing a gray sweat suit, blue jeans and brown sunglasses with gold frames. He was car­ry­ing a sil­ver hand­gun.

To sub­mit a tip, call 215-686-TIPS (8477), or call De­tect­ive Cian­frani at North­east De­tect­ives, 215-686-3153 or 3154.

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