Video: $400k in Jewelry Stolen for Valentine’s Gifts?

The Philadelphia Police Department released a video today of two thieves entering Barsky’s Diamonds in Center City at 7th and Sansom. The burglary occurred early last Saturday morning. Two males had ransacked the store in under two minutes taking $400,000 worth of jewelry. Less than ten minutes later, a 6th District Officer responded to a radio call indicating a burglary alarm had sounded at the jewelry store. Upon arrival, the officer found that the front security gate was up and the front door of the business was opened.

The Central Detective Division is seeking the public’s help in identifying the two individuals seen in the video below. Both males are wearing dark clothing with masks that partially cover their faces.

If you recognize either of these individuals or have any information in reference to this burglary, please contact Det. Bova at Central Detectives at 215-686-3093 or Det. DeMalto or Det. Velazquez at 215-686-3048. You can leave a tip at the Police Department’s tip line: 215-686-TIPS, email to: or text to: PPDTIP.  All tips are confidential.

If you are a female that has recently received $400,000 worth of jewelry for Valentine’s Day, please question your partner or spouse.

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