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Police Search for Main Line Smash-&-Grab Robbers



    Smash & Grab at Main Line Jewelry Store

    A manhunt is underway for six men who pulled an armed smash & grab robbery at a jewelry store in Ardmore's Suburban Square. NBC10's Doug Shimell says the robbers got away wilth jewelry and a security guard's gun. (Published Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014)

    Armed robbers stormed into a Main Line jewelry store and committed a smash-and-grab robbery before speeding off Saturday.

    Police say two suspects armed with guns along with four other accomplices entered Govberg Jewelers on the unit block of St. James Place in Ardmore around 6:20 p.m.

    The six men smashed the glass open on the display cases with hammers and grabbed an undisclosed amount of jewelry, according to investigators.

    Sources say that the group took a gun from the store's security guard during the course of the robbery and sped away from the scene in a white van.

    The suspects then fled down Route 30 while Lower Merion Township Police pursued them, according to multiple sources.

    The chase ended when officers either lost sight of the vehicle or called off the pursuit as the van crossed City Avenue and entered Philadelphia, sources say.

    The Philadelphia Police Department located the van allegedly used in the robbery abandoned near the intersection of 53rd and Lindenwood streets in West Philadelphia and Lower Merion detectives positively identified the vehicle as the one used in the crime.

    According to Lower Merion Police, no one was injured during the incident, which took place in normally tranquil Suburban Square.

    Investigators are still searching for the suspects.

    Stay with NBC10 for more on this developing story.