Take a look at the new details of $1.3 million jewelryheist at manhattan home. The exclusive new video and photographs show how two criminals pulled off a mysterious jewelry heist inside a Manhattan residence worth a million dollars, with the suspected burglars getting their haul by crashing through a wall.
The footage, which was obtained by NBC New York, shows the nefarious pair breaking into the front door of a Greenwich Village home on Morton Street and Bleeker Street at around 11 o'clock at night on May 6.
The police have stated that the incident occurred on May 6. According to the cops, the footage from the surveillance camera shows the two suspects knocking on the walls while searching for a hollow area. Det. Scott Gomez, of the major case squad, said:
You think your residence is secure. You do everything possible to secure it and then somebody finds access through other means as breaking through a wall. These people came prepared. Your home is where you're supposed to feel safe.- Det. Scott Gomez
"Our victim spent his entire life trying to acquire these things. Working hard and saving his moneyto acquire these things. So it's not a number or a value — it's priceless. These things are sentimental to him and his family," said Det. Gomez.
According to the reports of the police, the two thieves made off with approximately $90,000 in cash in addition to $1.3 million worth of watches and other jewelry.
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After that, the alleged robbers got into a later model black Jeep Grand Cherokee and drove off down Bleeker Street in the direction of the east. One of them was wearing an Adidas jacket.
During the course of the heist, the man who lives in the house did not sustain any injuries. Although it is unclear why this particular home was targeted, the Village has recently been plagued with high-end residential break-ins, and detectives have stated that they are attempting to identify those responsible for the crimes.
Det. Gomez issued a warning to anyone who could be contacted to buy one of the stolen watches, saying that the buyer should beware. Gomez said:
If we find somebody that did purchase that watch, they may be out of their money. There's no guarantee you're going to get your money back if you buy something stolen.- Det. Scott Gomez
There have been no suspects apprehended as a result of the ongoing investigation into the break-in.