Video shows brazen heist of $2 million in jewelry from New York shop
Four masked men who brazenly broke into a Bronx jewelry store last week and looted about $2 million worth of merchandise are investigating, according to the NYPD.
The incident, which involved four men wearing masks and was recorded by the company’s surveillance cameras, happened just after 2:30 p.m. local time on Friday. The video shows a man initially standing in front of the storefront of Rocco’s Jewelry, the retailer’s store on a busy boulevard in the Bronx, a short walk from Fordham University, along the road to the New York Botanical Gardens. go down.
inside video, the first man waits at the entrance before opening the door. He continued to open it, while three other people, each dressed in dark clothing, stormed the store. The trio hammered open the display cases on the Rocco’s Jewelry table, quickly pulling the items off the shelves and stuffing them into their bags.
Throughout the 45-second video, the first person continues to stand at the door, facing the sunlit street from which many people can be seen walking by. NYPD Crime Stoppers shared the video on Twitter, along with a message asking anyone with information about the theft to report it by phone or direct message.
Witnesses later said the robbery was carefully planned as it only lasted about a minute. CBS New YorkRocco’s Jewelry was closed Saturday when detectives inspected the scene and determined that the total value of the stolen items was about $2 million, according to CBS in New York.
As of Sunday morning, none of the four individuals involved in the robbery had been identified, and the NYPD had not shared further updates on whether they were found. For tips, police offer rewards of up to $3,500.