On 4/4/22, at approximately 3:52 p.m., a retail jewelry store experienced a smash & grab. At 3:22 pm a subject believed to be connected to the robbery entered the store and examined the gold chains and earrings area. The subject then asked if the gold chains were solid and if the diamond earrings were real. The subject then exited the store after approximately two minutes. Thirty minutes later, two subjects entered and walked straight to the gold chains where subject #1 broke the glass with a hammer. Subject #2 then takes the chains, and bracelets and loads them into the backpack worn by subject #1, as subject #1 begins to smash the diamond earring case.

After selecting items out of the diamond earring case, both subjects fled the scene after approximately two minutes in the store. Six gold chains were recovered along the subject’s escape route. Gold/diamond pendants and men’s diamond bands were also taken. The two subjects were described as Black males. Both subjects are in their 20’s. The first subject wore a mask, gray puffy hooded sweater, black pants, gray/black shoes, orange/tan backpack. He carried a metal sledgehammer with a yellow handle, and black/gray gloves with orange color on thumbs.

The second subject wore a black hooded sweater, black pants with 3 white stripes on the sides, (similar to adidas), white tennis shoes with red trimmings, and black/gray gloves with orange color on the thumbs. The possible companion was described as a Black Male in his 20’s. He wore a mask, red cap, a green hooded sweater, blue faded jeans, and black/gray shoes. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at or 212-687-0328.

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