Burglar breaks into Philadelphia hotel, takes off with $100k in jewelry

Wedding ring display at jewelry store - stock photo - Piman Khrutmuang
Wedding ring display at jewelry store - file photo - Piman Khrutmuang

PHILADELPHIA, PA  – A man entered a Philadelphia jewelry store through an unlocked door on Monday, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.

At approximately 11:00 am, the suspect entered the Rittenhouse Hotel at 210 West Rittenhouse Square and wandered around the first floor.

“He eventually came upon an unlocked door to Egan Rittenhouse Jewelry Store. The suspect entered the store and took numerous pieces of jewelry valued at approximately $100,000,” police reported.

He was described as a black male, 50 years of age, 5’8″ tall with a mustache, wearing a black knit hat, black trench coat, black shirt, black pants, and multi-color sneakers. *Note that the suspect has a distinctive walk.

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