NEW YORK - A pair of robbers are targetting people wearing expensive jewelry as they leave Manhattan hotspots, including one where a man was robbed of approximately $4 million in jewelry.
The NYPD says the first incident took place on Thursday, August 14, just before 4:30 a.m. A 47-year-old man and a 27-year-old man had just left TAO Downtown on 9th Ave in Midtown. When they walked to the corner of West 30 St. and Broadway, two men got out of a black Mercedes Benz.
They walked up to the victims. One of them pulled a gun and they took multiple pieces of jewelry from the two victims, including multiple chains, necklaces, rings, and a Richard Mille watch from the 47-year-old with a total value of approximately $4 million, and a medallion necklace from the 27-year-old worth approximately $10,000.
The robbers then jumped back in their car and took off southbound on Broadway toward West 28 Street and turned left toward 5 Avenue.
The victims were not hurt.
The second robbery took place just after 1 a.m. on Saturday. A 34-year-old man had just left Pergola restaurant located at 36 West 28 Street and was walking toward Broadway in Chelsea when a black Mercedes Benz approached and parked at the corner.
Two men got out of the car and pointed a gun at the victim. They took a Cuban necklace, a tennis bracelet, and an Audemar watch from the victim, with a total value of approximately $100,000.
They took off in the Mercedes Benz southbound on Broadway and then turned right onto West 27 Street, heading toward 6 Avenue.
The victim was not injured.
The NYPD says the first suspect is has a dark complexion, is approximately 5'0" tall, and weighs 140 pounds. The other suspect has a medium complexion, is approximately 5'2" tall, and weighs 140 pounds.
The vehicle that both individuals were passengers in is described as a black Mercedes Benz with an illuminated emblem on the front of the car, tinted windows, and 5-point star rims. An unknown third individual was driving the vehicle.