Surveillance footage shows three armed men, initially pretending to be customers, ordering employees to get down on the floor. Four men were tied up at Avianne & Co. Jewelers in Midtown Manhattan’s diamond district.
The workers were tied up with zip ties and duct tape and the suspects dumped the jewelry into a duffel bag before running away — no one was injured, according to police.
Eli Arieh, who said he spoke to one of the workers at a nearby restaurant after the robbery, said the worker said the men got away with more than $4 million (USD) in jewelry. Police are asking the public for help in identifying the suspects.
(Production: Roselle Chen)