Tredyffrin Police Searching for Suspects in Thursday's Kidnapping, Robbery
Tredyffrin authorities and Chester County detectives are investigating the home invasion robbery and kidnapping of an East Norriton business owner Thursday night.
UPDATE: [2/1/13; 11:25 a.m.] East Norriton Police are assisting Tredyffrin Police and Chester County Detectives in the investigation of the home invasion robbery and kidnapping of the owner of Shuler's Jewelers in East Norriton.
According to East Norriton Police, their officers responded to the business location at 110B West Germantown Pike at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 for a report of a robbery in progress.
On the scene, the met with the victim, who reported he was taken from his home in Tredyffrin by three of four armed black males wearing masks and transported to to the scene in East Norrtion for the purposes of robbing his business.
[See the earlier story below for further details on the crime.]
Authorities are curently searchign for the suspects and the victim's white VW Passatt sedan bearing PA registration DJM0696. Anyone with information relative to this case is asked to contact the Tredyffrin Police at 610-647-1440 or East Norriton Police at 610-272-0748.
According to a release issued by Tredyffrin Township Police, officers responded to a 911 call on the 200 block of Wooded Way in the Berwyn section of Tredyffrin for a reported home invasion robbery and kidnapping.
Police were alerted that a local resident, who had returned from his place of business in East Norriton [Shuler's Jewelers] at approximately 7 p.m., was accosted by three or four black male subjects wearing masks and armed with handguns. The men allegedly forced themselves into the home, bound the man and his wife and ransacked the home.
The suspects then allegedly transported the man in the victim’s white Volkswagen Passatt 9bearing PA registration plate DJM0696) Shuler’s Jewelers in East Norriton. Additional suspects were believed to have followed the victim’s vehicle back to the jewelry store in a silver or blue sedan – possibly a Chrysler.
No physical injuries were sustained by the two victims. The investigation is continuing with assistance from East Norriton Township Police and the Chester County Detectives.
Tredyffrin Police Superintendent Anthony Giaimo commended the quick actions of all responding patrol officers and detectives.
"We will aggressively pursue this case in conjunction with other partner law enforcement agencies to bring these criminals to justice," wrote Giaimo in the release.
The public’s assistance is requested in locating the white VW Passatt sedan bearing PA registration DJM0696. Anyone with information relative to this case is asked to contact the Tredyffrin Police at 610-647-1440.