Jewel heist

By Amanda L. Snyder
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A Passyunk Square woman’s home was ransacked and her jewelry was stolen last week.

The woman returned home to the 600 block of Reed Street at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and heard footsteps coming down her stairs, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. She thought it was her son, but when she called his name, he didn’t respond. She walked to the living room where she spotted an unknown man with a hood covering his head walking out the front door. She went upstairs and noticed her second-floor front bedroom had been looted with her dresser drawers open and $2,500 in jewelry taken from a cabinet.

Drawers in the middle and back upstairs bedrooms also were rummaged through as had one in the dining room, but nothing else was noted as missing, Tolliver said.

There was no sign of forced entry, and the woman claimed her daughter had left and locked the residence 40 minutes prior to her arrival, Tolliver said.

The suspect was described as an unknown race, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7, thin, and wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt with a pattern, possibly with flowers, on the back.

To report information, call South Detectives’ tip line at 215-685-1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit

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