Attempted Retail Theft of Jewelry


On Saturday, 6/1/2019 at 1554 hrs., 2 black male subjects, one shorter man about 5'8 wearing glasses, hat and bluetooth, and a larger man with a beard and bald head, about 6'3”, entered Malena’s at 101 W. Gay St. West Chester Borough.  They acted suspicious repeatedly asking the same questions and walking around.  The CCTV shows they went behind the jewelry counters looking for entry points to the jewelry.  Then the shorter of the two men returned to 4:30 PM the same day. 

On Sunday, 6/2/2019 at approximately 2:27 PM, the same two men and a woman came back to allegedly steal jewelry out of the case. The CCTV captures the smaller man distracting the employee while the other two people attempt to open the case.  

On Sunday June 2nd,  the same two black male actors also entered Big Diamond Jewelers ,15 W. Gay St. West Chester and Kaplan Jewelers, 111 W. Market St. West Chester and were observed taking photographs with their cell phones of the interior of the stores and going behind the jewelry counters looking for entry points to the jewelry.  

The Department has identified the 3 subjects (2 males and 1 female).  No charges are pending in West Chester.  The Department is consulting with several law enforcement departments and agencies who will be filing charges on the subjects for activity in their jurisdictions.  Should persons matching this description return to businesses in the Borough, we request you contact the Department.    

Incident Date: 
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2:30pm

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101 W. Gay St.
West Chester, PA 19380