Brazen bandits rob Diamond District jewelry store in broad daylight

Kimberly Dole
August 25, 2019 - 5:31 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police released a video late Sunday night of the three armed men who conducted a brazen jewelry robbery in Midtown Sunday afternoon.

At around noon, the suspects walked into Avianne Jewelers located in the Diamond District, posing as customers inquiring about purchasing jewelry, police said.

Two of the suspects proceeded to brandish firearms, force four individuals to a back room, where they were zip-tied and duct taped.

The suspects removed an undetermined amount of jewelry from the safes and display cases before they fled eastbound on 47th Street, police say.

No serious injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

Police ask anyone with information to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.

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