Dan Stamm

Jewel Thief Rappels Through Roof of King of Prussia Store: Police

Police in Montgomery County released photos as they tried to nab a suspect who stole jewelry from a warehouse club using a complex maneuver.

Upper Merion police said the burglar scaled a drainage pipe outside of a Costco on Allendale road in King of Prussia around 1 a.m. on Feb. 6., then broke open a skylight and used a rope to rappel about 40 feet down to the sales floor of the store. The suspect then stole several pieces of jewelry from a case and exited through a side door, police said. [[414074673, C]]

Police did not disclose the total value of the stolen items.

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Investigators said they believe the suspect is familiar with climbing sports.

Upper Merion Police asked anyone with information to call detectives at 610-265-3232 or leave an anonymous tip at 484-636-3888. [[238427591, C]]

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