Thieves Break Through Walls in 'Ocean's 11'-Style Heist at Philly Jewelry Store | NBC 10 Philadelphia

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Thieves Break Through Walls in 'Ocean's 11'-Style Heist at Philly Jewelry Store

Police are searching for thieves that tunneled through a dry cleaner in Philadelphia to steal from the neighboring jewelry store. NBC10's Jacqueline London talks to the owner of the dry cleaning buisness that suffered damage in the heist. (Published Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015)

Police say someone broke through the walls of two downtown Philadelphia businesses and escaped with about $250,000 in cash and merchandise from a jewelry store.

Time & Gold owner Matena Kamara tells Philly.com the burglar or burglars first gained access to the basement of a storefront two doors down before breaking through a wall into the basement of a dry cleaning business next door. From the dry cleaners, the burglars drilled through another wall into Time & Gold.

Kamara says she discovered the damage when she opened the store just after 8 a.m. Thursday.

Police have confirmed the robbery at the location but couldn't provide details.

The owner of a restaurant located in one of the burglarized buildings described the heist as "totally 'Ocean's 11'-style."

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