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Police Release Photos of August 7 Cressona Mall Robbery – $36K in Phones Lifted

cressona mall robbery update

cressona mall robbery update

Police have new information in connection with the Cressona Mall robbery that happened last Friday.

This morning, State Police in Schuylkill Haven released several surveillance footage stills showing two men who broke into the mall.

The robbery happened in the early morning hours on Aug. 7. And police believe they got away with more than $36,000 in mobile phones from the Verizon store.

Cressona Mall Thieves Got Away with $36K+ in Mobile Phones from Verizon Store

Here’s how police believe the robbery went down:

cressona mall robbery

At around 5:10 a.m. that morning, two men forced their way into Cressona Mall via the rear entrance to Somewhere in Time Sports Collectibles. They arrived in an unknown make and model black sedan.

Once inside the store, they smashed a glass door to gain access to the mall. They made their way to the Verizon store and smashed a window there to get inside it.

cressona mall robbery

Thieves made their way inside the Verizon store and lifted “numerous high-end” phones from it.

cressona mall robbery

You can see the two stuffing the stolen merchandise into a bright pink duffel bag.

Police believe the phones are worth a total of $36,459.

cressona mall robbery

At some point during the robbery, one of the thugs had a chance to mug for the camera.

cressona mall robbery

Police believe a third person was driving the getaway car and aided in the robbery.

They’re asking for the public’s help in possibly identifying the people involved. If you know anything, you’re asked to call the Haven barracks at 570-754-4600.




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