A groom was robbed of his rolex watch on his wedding day by armed suspects according to Philadelphia police.
Police are continuing with their search for multiple suspects after a man was robbed in the Old City neighborhood on Saturday.
According to Chanel 6 Action News, the incident happened at around 11:30 when the groom stepped out of his own reception to get some air.
According to police, the two armed men were wearing all black and fled in a dark-colored vehicle after the incident. The victim was not harmed in the robbery.
Newsweek has contacted the Philadelphia Police department for comment.
At this time, no arrests have been made. Police have asked anyone with information to call the police at 215-686-TIPS.
Police are also investigating 8 other armed robberies that have taken place in Center City over the past few weeks but have not yet said if they believe the incidents are connected.
Action News said they had obtained video footage of a similar robbery that took place earlier in the week on December 7.
This incident happened along the 1800 block of Cuthbert Street and two victims were robbed of their Rolex watches, combined worth $37,000.
District Attorney of Philadelphia Larry Krasner last week dismissed the idea that crime was on the increase in the city.
In a speech on December 6, he said: “Basically, we don’t have a crisis of lawlessness. We don’t have a crisis of crime, we don’t have a crisis of violence and that is a category that includes gun violence but it also includes some pretty horrible stuff, like rape committed without a weapon or like a stabbing.”
He also attempted to reassure tourists that the city of Philadelphia was safe and they should both visit and enjoy everything it has to offer.
“They should come into the City of Philadelphia. They should enjoy every single thing this city offers in terms of shopping, in terms of staying overnight, in terms of dining out, in terms of walking around with your kids, wearing your mittens. They should come and enjoy all of that. Obviously, they should always be careful.”
The district attorney also claimed that wile gun violence has been up in the city, overall violent crime trends are flat.
According to website Crimegrade, Philadelphia’s metro area has received a rating of C-, meaning the rate of violent crime is slightly higher than the average U.S. metro area. The rate of violent crime in the Philadelphia metro area is 3.36 per 1,000 residents during a year.
Your chance of being a victim of violent crime in the Philadelphia metro area may be as high as 1-in-142 in the central neighborhoods, or as low as 1-in-1,237 in the southeast part of the metro area.
Stock image of a police car. A groom was robbed of his rolex watch on his wedding day by armed suspects according to Philadelphia police.