NYC thieves snatch jewelry worth nearly $2.2M in Bronx smash-and-grab

NEW YORK — Four men were caught on camera executing a coordinated smash-and-grab at a Bronx jewelry store on Friday that netted an estimated $2.15 million in “high-end” stones.

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According to New York Police Department officials, an employee at Rocco’s Jewelry in the Fordham Heights neighborhood buzzed one man inside the Webster Avenue store, who held the door for the other three suspects, WABC-TV reported.

Witnesses to the brazen daylight robbery confirmed to WCBS-TV that the thieves were in and out of the store in less than one minute.

Per the TV station: “Newly released surveillance images show a man in a white T-shirt, black jeans and black hat get buzzed in around 2:30 p.m. EDT. He then holds the door open for three others who are seen running down the street. They enter the store and use hammers to smash display cases. They then load the high-end jewels into bags they brought with them before taking off on foot.”

The suspects were last seen fleeing on foot heading southbound on Webster Avenue, WABC reported.

According to WCBS, no injuries were reported during the robbery.





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