Video Shows $500K In High-end Jewelry Swiped In NYC Smash And Grab
The New York City Police Department is looking for three individuals who were seen on surveillance video stealing fine jewelry worth more than $500,000 from a Manhattan store early on Saturday morning.
The video shows $500k in high-end jewelry swiped in NYC smash and grab.
Police posted a video The thieves are seen using a sledgehammer to break into Cellini's jewelry case at approximately 3:30 in the morning on Saturday. As customers make their way into the jewelry store, they may notice shards of broken glass at the entrance.
After breaking into the building, the thieves smashed jewelry displays and put expensive items into bags before making their getaway.
No arrests have been made, according to the police, who are maintaining their search for the perpetrators of the crime and are providing a reward of $3,500 to anyone who can provide information about the incident.
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Over $500K Worth Of Jewelry Stolen In #NYC Smash-And-Grab
According to the police, it took three crooks armed with a sledgehammer only sixty seconds to smash their way into a high-end jewelry store on Park Avenue and make off with more than half a million dollars worth of sparkling merchandise early on Saturday morning.
Surveillance footage from Cellini Jewelers at 430 Park Avenue between East 55th and 56th Streets shows that one of the three suspects used a sledgehammer to break not one, but two glass doors at the entrance of the Midtown shop just after 3:30 am on Saturday, when the store was closed and no one was inside.
The video shows that after being broken with the sledgehammer, all it took to break the first glass door was a few kicks. The second glass door broke even faster when one of the smash-and-grab suspects pushed it with his whole body and almost fell when it fell forward.
The three thieves wore hoodies, masks, and gloves so they wouldn't leave fingerprints. Surveillance footage shows them moving very quickly through the high-end store, making a beeline for certain display cases and smashing them open, then taking all the high-end jewelry that was locked inside.
The NYPD released the surveillance video late Saturday night. The timecode on the video shows that the thieves were in and out of the store with the stolen goods in exactly one minute. Police say that the stolen jewelry was worth more than $500,000.
But police say they are still making a full list of all the stolen items, so this number could go up even more.