NEW YORK - Brazen smash-and-grab thieves managed to steal more than $2 million of jewelry from a Bronx store.
The NYPD says an employee at Rocco's Jewelry in the Fordham Heights section buzzed one of the suspects inside the store. That person then held the door for another three robbers.
Once inside, three of the robbers used a hammer to smash open the display cases and steal a large amount of high-end diamond jewelry as the fourth served as a lookout at the front door.
They threw the jewelry into bags they had carried into the store. They then all ran from the store heading south on Webster Avenue. No one was hurt in the incident.
The first suspect who approached the store is described as a man in his 20s, with a dark complexion and a slim build, wearing a black baseball hat, white t-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and black sunglasses.
The other three suspects are described as men roughly in their 20s, with dark completions and slim builds, wearing all dark clothing, dark-colored masks, and gloves.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Police say all calls are strictly confidential.