Jewelry Home Invaders Victim Relives Horror
A man police believe may have been robbed by the same home invaders that attacked a Berwyn couple tells his story.
Tredyffrin Police believe the home invaders who bound and robbed a couple in their Berwyn home have been involved in several other similar home invasion robberies.
In an exclusive interview with NBC10 News, the victim of one of those other robberies says the attack on the owner of Shuler's Jewelers says hearing reports of last Thursday's attack in Berwyn brought back the terror. "For something like this to happen, it's terrifying," the unidentified man told NBC10.
Just as in the Berwyn home invasion, the 61-year-old employee of Bixler's Jeweler in Allentown was surprised in his home. As in the Berwyn case, the man and his wife were bound with duct tape at gunpoint. The man was then forced to take the robbers to his store while his wife was held hostage in their home.
In the Berwyn case the jeweler was surprised by gunmen in his driveway and then taken at gunpoing into his house where robbers also surprised his unsuspecting wife. In the Allentown case, the man was held hostage until his wife returned home. "The worst was knowing-while I'm bound, and helpless-knowing that they were waiting for my wife to walk in and do the same thing to her."
Just as in the Berwyn case, the robbers in the Bixler's Jewelers case in Allentown used the victim's own car as a getaway vehicle.
The car in the Tredyffrin case was recovered late Tuesday night in East Norriton, where Shuler's Jewelers is located. NBC10 found the woman who saw the 2012 VW Passat on the street and led police to the car. "To know that they were out front of your house is really freaky," the unnamed witness told NBC10 reporter Denise Nakano.
Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the four gunmen in the Berwyn case. If you have any information about the case, call Tredyffrin Police at 610-644-3221 or Chester County Detectives at 610-647-1440.