Armed robbers steal groom’s Rolex watch on his wedding day

A groom had his Rolex watch stolen on his wedding day by armed suspects, according to Philadelphia police.

Police are continuing their search for several suspects after a man was robbed in the Old Town district on Saturday.

According to Chanel 6 Action News, the incident happened around 11:30 a.m. when the groom came out of his own reception to get some fresh air.

Police say the two gunmen were wearing black and fled in a dark-colored vehicle after the incident. The victim was not injured in the burglary.

Newsweek contacted the Philadelphia Police Department for comment.

So far, no arrests have been made. Police have asked anyone with information to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

Police are also investigating 8 other armed robberies that have taken place in the city center in recent weeks, but have not yet said whether they believe the incidents are linked.

Action News said it obtained video footage of a similar theft that took place earlier in the week of December 7.

This incident happened along the 1800 block of Cuthbert Street and two victims had their Rolex watches stolen, with a combined value of $37,000.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner last week dismissed the idea that crime was on the rise in the city.

In a speech on December 6, he said, “Fundamentally, we don’t have a crisis of anarchy. We don’t have a crime crisis, we don’t have a violence crisis, and that’s a category that includes firearms. violence, but it also includes pretty gruesome stuff, like unarmed rape or stabbing.”

He also tried to reassure tourists that the city of Philadelphia was safe and that they should both visit and enjoy all it has to offer.

“They should come to the city of Philadelphia. They should take advantage of all that this city offers in terms of shopping, spending the night, dining out, walking with your kids, wearing your mittens. They should come enjoy it all. Of course, they should always be careful.

The district attorney also said that while gun violence has increased in the city, overall violent crime trends are stable.

According to the Crimegrade website, the Philadelphia metro area received a grade of C-, which means the violent crime rate is slightly higher than the average for US metro areas. The violent crime rate in the Philadelphia metropolitan area is 3.36 per 1,000 population in a year.

Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in the Philadelphia metro area can be as high as 1 in 142 in the central neighborhoods, or as low as 1 in 1,237 in the southeast part of the metro area.

Image of a police car. A groom had his Rolex watch stolen on his wedding day by armed suspects, according to Philadelphia police.
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Floyd N. Morlan