5g Reward Posted Korean Jeweler's Murderers Wanted

Posted: June 11, 1994

With jewelry store owner Sun Yoo Kang's murder still a mystery, Korean- American organizations have put up a $5,000 reward they hope will lead to the arrest of his four killers.

The reward's announcement was made yesterday by David H. Suh, spokesman for the Korean-American Crime Prevention Task Force, at the Suh La Bur restaurant, N. Old 2nd Street near Grange.

Donations ranging from $500 to $2,500 were given by the Korean-American Association of Greater Philadelphia, the Korean Community Development Services Center, the Korean-American Jewelers Association and the Germantown Business Association.

The reward fund will be administered by the Citizens Crime Commission of Delaware Valley on behalf of the Korean-American Crime Prevention Task Force.

Although there are no solid leads to date, Suh said, "We have been getting calls from other Korean merchants who have been approached by people trying to sell gold merchandise."

Kang was murdered June 1 inside his Germantown jewelry store on Chelten Avenue near Germantown Avenue when two robbers entered the store, where Kang, his wife, Malhee, and another employee were sitting. The robbers ordered no one to move. But when Kang made a sudden, non-threatening move, police said, he was shot in the throat.

The robbers fled in a dark Oldsmobile or Buick.

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