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Robbers assault clerk, steal $2k of sunglasses in Center City

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Police are looking for two men caught on camera struggling with a clerk and stealing $2,000 worth of sunglasses from a store in Center City Philadelphia.

It happened at 8:45 p.m. Sunday.

Police say the men were in the Sunglass Hut at 1625 Chestnut Street in the Liberty Place Mall when a clerk asked if they needed assistance.

They said no, then started putting several pairs of sunglasses in a bag.

When the clerk tried to grab the bag from them, surveillance video shows the men pushing her away and fleeing.

Investigators say they made off with four pairs of Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses and four pairs of Prada sunglasses totaling $2,000.

The suspects are both described as black men in their late 40s wearing dark-colored knit hats and dark clothing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or through PhillyPolice.com.

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