On August 19th, 2023, shortly after 7:00 p.m., four male subjects entered a jewelry store and pepper sprayed employees, and then used a sledgehammer to break into jewelry display cases. The subjects then escaped.

Paramedics responded and treated several people who were impacted by the pepper spray. Philadelphia police have not said how much jewelry was stolen. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at or 212-687-0328.

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