On the date listed above, at approximately 4:54 p.m., the black male suspect above asked to see a high-end watch.
As he was standing in front of a display case, he removed a black handgun from his waistband. He brandished the gun at an employee and ordered him to open the display case.
At that point, the suspect removed nine high-end watches. He placed them in his pockets and then calmly left the store.
After leaving the store, he entered into the passenger side of a sky blue 2012-2013 Hyundai Elantra. The vehicle has front-end damage on the passenger-side hood.
The suspect is in his mid 30’s and was last seen wearing a light-colored fedora hat, dark suit jacket and Vans style shoes. He also is missing a tooth on the right side of his mouth.
A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect involved.
JSA is also offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to his Â arrest.
If you have any information regarding this suspect’s identity, please contact Detective James Metzler at 610-688-5606 ext 179 or the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at (212) 687-0328.
Update: On August 24, 2017, the Philadelphia Police Department arrested Joseph Taylor for his involvement in this robbery.