The thief took several pieces of jewelry, which has initially been valued at over $10,000
WARRINGTON TWP, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- More than $10,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a Warrington Township jewelry store during an early morning burglary Tuesday.
Police responded to Henry's Rock & Gem, Inc. in the 1400 block of Easton Road just after 5:00 a.m. for a report of a burglar alarm.
When police arrived, they discovered the store had been burglarized.
Through their investigation, police said a person, who was dressed in all black and wearing gloves and a surgical mask, broke a window to get into the business.
The person was in and out of the business within 40 seconds and left out a rear door, according to police.
"The first dispatch was at 5:11 a.m. The update was less than a minute later. Officers were on scene within two minutes. The individual was already gone," said Sgt. Aaron Menzies with Warrington Township police.
Police say the suspect acted alone and he went to great lengths to get into the store.
"Some point during the night, it appears he went to a business across Easton Road and picked up a patio chair, and ended up carrying that back across the highway and used that in the commission of this burglary," said Menzies.
The thief took several pieces of jewelry, which has initially been valued at over $10,000.
The employees and owner wouldn't comment on this case, but Warrington Township police say this isn't the first time the store has been targeted.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Warrington Police Department at 215-343-3311 or submit a tip through Crimewatch.