WASHINGTON COUNTY (KDKA) — Two hammer-wielding men are accused of robbing the Kay Jewelers at the Tanger Outlets during business hours when multiple children were inside the store.
The two employees inside at the time told South Strabane Township Police that the men came into the store, armed with hammers, and ordered everyone to the ground. The two men then allegedly began smashing cases and removing jewelry. The call came in around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday night.READ MORE: Penn State Class Of 2020 Invited To Celebrate Commencement In 2022
WATCH: KDKA’s Shelby Cassesse reports live from Robinson Township.
Police say the two employees were helping seven customers, including three children ages 7 and under. Police say none of the customers were injured during the robbery.
The suspects were described to police as two black males. One was about 6 foot 3 and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt while another was 5 foot 6 and wearing a gray sweatshirt.
Officials released images of the suspects. They can be be found below.
Using witness description and surveillance footage, police say they tracked a suspect vehicle to the parking lot at the Hyatt Hotel. They were able to find the vehicle, which they say was reported stolen earlier Wednesday evening to the Robinson Township Police Department.READ MORE: One Tank Trips: State Parks To The North Offer Plenty For Those Wanting To Get Outdoors
Police are still investigating the incident. They say the total worth of stolen merchandise is not yet available.
Martha Quigley said these are the types of incidents that have made her extra vigilant when she’s goes shopping.
WATCH LIVE: KDKA’s Amy Wadas reports live from the Tanger Outlets.
“Never go out at night rarely unless I’m with my husband,” Quigley said. “I usually have my keys in my hand and I always check around to see where I am and who’s behind me before I go to my vehicle.”
KDKA reached out to the parent company of Kay Jewelers for a statement. They told KDKA to refer to the police report.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Dry And Pleasant Conditions Begin The Weekend
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