Police: Home Invasion May Be Linked to Others
Tredyffrin Township detectives say violent Berwyn home invasion armed robbery may be linked to a similar crime nearby.
Tredyffrin Police, Chester County Detectives, Montogmery County Police, the FBI, East Norriton Police and other agencies are working to find four masked and armed gunmen who pulled off a brazen home invasion and double robbery Thursday.
The owner of Shuler Jewelers in East Norriton and his wife were held up and gunpoint in their Berwyn home Thursday night. The couple was bound with duct tape and the jewlery store owner was forced to take two of the gunmen to his store while his wife was held bound at gunpoint inside their home.
Tredyffrin Police Detectives are working with the FBI and several regional law enforcement agencies to see if Thursday's crime is connected to at least one other jewelry store home invasion robbery that occured in late December in Bethehem, PA.
Tredyffrin Police Detective Sgt. Todd Bereda says the FBI and Pennsylvania State Police have been brought into the investigation to help provide information about possible links to other cases with similar suspects and m.o.'s. Police are investigating whether the Berwyn case is linked to an organized crime ring.
Bereda says police are also still searching for physical evidence in the case.
Bereda says police need the public's help to find the two cars the robbers used in the crimes.
The first is the jeweler/victims' own car: A 2012 White four door Volkswagen Passatt with PA license plate DJM0696. It is registered to the jewelry store (Shuler’s Jewelers) owned by the victims in East Norriton, Montgomery County. Police descirbe the other vehicle as "a silver or blue sedan, possibly a Chrysler sebring" or similar vehicle.
The robbers are described by police as "four black males who were wearing masks and armed with semi-automatic handguns."
If you have information that could help police in the investigation call Tredyffrin Township Police at at 610-647-1440 or call 9-1-1.