Man Dons Woman's Wig and Kilt, Robs Jewelry Store

The store's owner tells NBC10 that the man threatened to kill her if she didn't get down on the floor.

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Friday, Aug 3, 2012  |  Updated 9:11 PM EDT
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Police say a man dressed in a wig and kilt robbed a jewelry store owner at gunpoint Thursday night. Officers believe that the store was targeted. NBC10's Dawn Timmeney reports from Delphine Gallery in Chestnut Hill.

NBC10 Philadelphia, Dawn Timmeney

Police say a man dressed in a wig and kilt robbed a jewelry store owner at gunpoint Thursday night. Officers believe that the store was targeted. NBC10's Dawn Timmeney reports from Delphine Gallery in Chestnut Hill.

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Philadelphia Police are looking for a man who allegedly dressed up like a woman and robbed a jewelry store in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia Thursday around dinnertime.

The owner of Delphine Gallery, a jewelry store on Germantown Avenue, tells NBC10 that at 5 p.m., a man wearing a woman's wig and a blue kilt walked into her store and threatened her life before robbing her of $50,000 worth of jewels.

Vicky Spangler, owner, says she was threatened and robbed at gunpoint while people were sitting on a bench right outside, unaware of what was happening in the store.

The suspect fled the scene after getting his hands on the jewelry.

Northwest Detectives are reviewing surveillance video from a nearby business.

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