Arrest made in violent jewelry store heist in South Philadelphia

Friday, October 23, 2015
Christopher Castor

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia police have made an arrest in a violent jewelry store robbery in South Philadelphia.

19-year-old Christopher Castor of Glen Mills, Pa. is charged with robbery and related offenses.

It was back on September 14th when police say Castor and another suspect robbed the H & Y Royal Jewelers, located on the 2400 block of South 23rd Street.

The men allegedly beat the store employee and held him at knife-point while clearing out jewelry from the store shelves and safe.

The store employee suffered minor injuries.

On September 21st an anonymous tip led police to Castor, and a subsequent investigation into records for Castor's cell phone number placed his phone in the vicinity of the jewelry store during the robbery.

On October 22nd Castor was positively identified as one of the men depicted in surveillance video of the robbery and he was then arrested at his home on Arment Drive in Glen Mills.

A search of his home revealed articles of clothing similar to items worn by during the robbery, however, none of the stolen jewelry was found.

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