Two men are charged with the Valentine’s Day armed robbery of a Philadelphia jewelry store and subsequent shoot out with the store’s owner, according to media reports.
Three gunmen entered the Diamond Heart Jewelry store at about 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, and seized $5,000 in cash and about $200,000 in jewelry, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The robbers then shot at the store owner before fleeing. The owner, who was not wounded, fired at the robbers, apparently striking two men, police told the newspaper.
About 20 minutes after the robbery, police were flagged down by a woman who reported that two men who appeared to be shot were in a car in the 2000 block of North College Avenue in North Philadelphia, the newspaper reports. Police took the men to area hospitals where they were listed in stable condition, and later found an “assault-type weapon” and a bracelet near the car.
The store owner later identified the two men, the newspaper reports. The jeweler said the bracelet was among items taken from the store.
The two suspects are Rashad Hamed, 23, Daniel Moore, 22, both of Philadelphia. They were charged with robbery, aggravated assault and other offenses, the newspaper reports.
The third suspect is being sought.