New York thief wearing Amazon Prime jacket caught on camera in $500,000 jewelry robbery
Dramatic surveillance footage has captured two thieves, one wearing an Amazon Prime jacket, breaking into a jewelry store in New York and grabbing $500,000 worth of high-end jewelry after beating an elderly employee with a weapon fist.
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is looking for the suspects who were caught on camera vandalizing the store and injuring the elderly store employee. One of the suspects was seen on camera removing a hammer from his belt, while another was seen brandishing a handgun. One of the victims appeared to be wearing a bright blue, black and white Amazon Prime jacket with black pants while the other suspect was wearing a hoodie and black pants.
It is unclear if the suspect has any affiliation with Amazon. The company did not immediately return a request for comment.
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The NYPD released the surveillance video footage of thieves breaking into the Diamonds by Direct jewelry store on 39th Avenue near Prince St. in Flushing around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The dramatic video shows the 79-year-old employee on the floor of the store as the glass shatters around her after being assaulted by the thieves.
According to the police, the employee was beaten and whipped with a pistol during the robbery.
Police shared the couple stole around $500,000 worth of high-end jewelry before fleeing on foot south towards Prince Street.
The victim was transported to New York Hospital Queens and is in stable condition.
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Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).