Masked Men Steal $16K Worth of Watches in Smash and Grab at Northeast Philly Macy's

Police say the suspects in a smash and grab robbery at a Macy's store in Northeast Philadelphia Thursday may have also used the same stolen getaway vehicle after a theft earlier this week at a Center City clothing store.

Three masked men used a hammer and stole 14 watches worth $16,530 from the Macy’s store inside the Roosevelt Mall on 2311 Cottman Avenue at 2:28 p.m. Thursday. They then fled in a stolen silver 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 with a Pennsylvania license plate "HVA 3241." It was last seen traveling south on Roosevelt Boulevard.

Police believe the same silver 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 was also used as the getaway car during a robbery at the high-end Boyds clothing store in Center City Tuesday morning.

Police say one suspect was wearing a black and grey hooded sweatshirt, sweatpants and black Nike sneakers. The second suspect was wearing a red and black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The third suspect was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black pants and grey sneakers.

Shoppers were evacuated from the mall for about 30 minutes following the robbery. No injuries were reported however.

Police say the suspects dropped a bag during Thursday's robbery and they are currently checking it for fingerprints.

"Although they were wearing gloves during the commission of today's robbery, there still may be some fingerprints that we may get from the bag," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

If you have any information on either incident, please call Philadelphia Police.

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