Philadelphia Police are searching for three individuals who went on a five-figure-discount shopping spree at a clothing store in Manayunk early this morning.
According to police and eyewitness accounts, three burglars broke into Tag Denim on Main Street at 2:13 a.m. and ran off with more than $20,000 in clothing.
Store manager Sal Margvelashvili was the first employee on the scene, which she describes as “a mess, an absolute mess.” When she arrived, she immediately noticed a hole in the store’s front window. Inside, shattered glass, clothes and clothing racks were scattered about.
She said a local business owner reported the incident to police saying that he saw the three suspects use a sledgehammer to smash the window. According to the local business owner, the suspects drove off in a white Chevy Impala without a license plate.
“We are just hoping that someone knows of a Chevy impala with no license plate because that is very noticeable,” said Margvelashvili “I really hope we catch these guys, it’s ridiculous. To be that brave and taking a sledgehammer to a window, it’s premeditated.”
The suspects got away with approximately 100 pairs of women’s jeans that are marked at about $200 each and several tops that retail at $100 a piece. In addition to the physical damage to the window, police estimate the store’s loss at more than $30,000.
Anyone with information is asked to call the tips line at (215) 686-8477 (TIPS) or text a tip to 773847 (PPDTIP).