November 18, 2015
The Philadelphia Police are seeking help identifying a man who is wanted in association with thefts from at least two area jewelry stores, both on the same day.
According to the police, the suspect is wanted for a retail theft from a store in Franklin Mills that happened on Nov. 10.
Police said that at about 8:40 p.m., officers in the city's 8th police district responded to a report of a theft at Kay Jewelers inside Philly Mills located at 1455 Franklin Mills Circle in Northeast Philadelphia.
According to police, an employee reported that a man requested to see a ring, but once the man had the ring in his possession, he fled the store and hopped into a black Dodge Charger and was last seen fleeing through the parking lot.
Watch the store's surveillance video here:
Earlier that day, law enforcement officials said, a man stole a ring in a similar fashion from Helzberg Diamonds located at 1205 Nixon Drive in Moorestown, New Jersey, at approximately 7:30 p.m.
In that case, police said, the suspect entered the store asking to see engagement rings and then, once he was in possession of a ring, he fled the store in a black Dodge Charger.
Police described the wanted man as a black male, 35 to 45 years old and about six-foot tall with a medium complexion, short black hair and a gray goatee. At the time of the crime, police said, he was wearing a brown leather jacket, plaid shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.
Anyone with information about this incident or suspect is urged to call Philadelphia police at (215) 686-8477 or text a tip to 773847.
Also, tips can be sent anonymously to police here.