NYC smash-and-grab nets with over $2 million worth of jewelry: NYPD

A classic smash-and-grab robbery in the Bronx netted a group of thieves more than $2.15 million in “high-end diamond jewelry” during a wild, video-captured robbery on Friday, police said.

The quartet scurried into Rocco’s Jewelry on Webster Ave. in Fordham after being banged in by a manager, cops said.

Surveillance video shows a suspect dressed in a white T-shirt and black cap and sunglasses, acting like a customer, as he swooped in at around 2:30 p.m. Instead of going in, the man let the robbery crew in, video shows.

Police were told that around 2:38 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Rocco's Jewelry at 2521 Webster Avenue, an unidentified person approached the front door and was buzzed by an employee inside the store. This person then held the door open for three more people. As soon as they entered the store, the three people smashed open the display cases with a hammer and removed a large quantity of high-quality diamond jewelry. The jewelry was placed in bags carried by those who fled the site on foot south on Webster Avenue. The total value of the stolen property is approximately $2.15 million. No injuries were reported.
The caper lasted about 30 seconds, security footage shows.
DCPI
Police were told that around 2:38 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Rocco's Jewelry at 2521 Webster Avenue, an unidentified person approached the front door and was buzzed by an employee inside the store. This person then held the door open for three more people. As soon as they entered the store, the three people smashed open the display cases with a hammer and removed a large quantity of high-quality diamond jewelry. The jewelry was placed in bags carried by those who fled the site on foot south on Webster Avenue. The total value of the stolen property is approximately $2.15 million. No injuries were reported.
A classic robbery in the Bronx netted a gang of thieves more than $2.15 million in “high-end diamond jewelry.”
DCPI
A classic robbery in the Bronx netted a gang of thieves more than $2.15 million in
Surveillance video shows a suspect acting like a customer when he walks in.
DCPI

A hammer-wielding man then smashed the glass cases while the other thieves took out trays of expensive bullets, cops said.

“Once inside the store, the three people smashed open the display cases with a hammer and removed a large quantity of high-quality diamond jewelry,” police said.

The jewelry was placed in bags carried by the thieves, who fled the site on foot south on Webster Avenue, police officers said.

The caper lasted about 30 seconds, security footage shows.

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