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Hammer-wielding robbers commit jewelry store heist

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say three men used sledgehammers to commit a jewelry store robbery at a northeast Philadelphia mall.

Police said the robbery happened just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday inside the Zales jewelry store at Philadelphia Mills mall, formerly known as Franklin Mills.

Authorities said the suspects broke in with a hammer and smashed their way through the store, grabbing an as-yet-undermined amount of gold and diamond rings.

The men all wore hoodies - one black, one red and one yellow. They were last seen running in the mall and apparently jumped into a hatchback car and fled.

Police were seeking surveillance camera footage from mall stores to try to identify the suspects.

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