NYC Jewel Heist: Police Manhunt Continues


Two men made off with more than $500,000 in jewelry and watches from a store in Manhattan’s Diamond District, authorities said

Pervaiz Shallwani reports: New York City police were following leads on Wednesday as they continued to hunt for two men following Tuesday’s armed daylight robbery of a luxury watch store in Manhattan’s Diamond District, fleeing with more than $500,000 in jewelry and watches, authorities said.

“…the gunman placed two manila envelopes on the counter before pulling out a silver handgun and announced a robbery…”

Detectives have determined from surveillance footage that they men fled west on 47th Street toward Sixth Avenue and have recovered video that shows one man enter a subway station at the corner of 47th Street and Sixth Avenue and go through a turnstile, a law-enforcement official said.

The two men entered the building and made their way to Suite 803. The gunman, well-dressed in a black trench coat, button down shirt and dark tie rang the buzzer and was let inside after announcing, “I have a message for Danny,” the official said. Read the rest of this entry »