PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) — Philadelphia Police said a pair of brazen thieves used a car to break into a high end clothing store in Rittenhouse Square early Friday morning. Two suspects wearing ski masks reportedly backed their vehicle through the front window of Diesel Jeans near 15th and Walnut Streets just before 6 a.m.
“Glass exploded, went everywhere. They hopped out of the car,” said witness Daniel Hancotte. “Both of the guys went inside the store and cleaned off a bunch of shelves.” Hancotte said the thieves pulled up to a nearby mailbox and backed up like they were making a u-turn, but instead, they plowed into the storefront.
It is unclear if the suspects were armed. Officials estimate the suspects got away with $22,000 worth of merchandise. Police said they are searching for a gold or champagne colored Chevy in connection with the theft. MORE