A classic smash-and-grab heist in the Bronx netted a clutch of thieves more $2.15 million in “high end diamond jewelry” during a wild, caught-on-video robbery on Friday, police said.
The foursome scurried into Rocco’s Jewelry on Webster Ave. in Fordham after they were buzzed in by a manager, cops said.
Surveillance video shows a suspect, clad in a white T-shirt and a black cap and wearing sunglasses, acting like a customer when he’s buzzed in around 2:30 p.m. Instead of going inside, the man let in the robbery crew, video shows.
A hammer swinging man then smashes the glass cases while the other thieves pulled out trays of pricey baubles, cops said.
“Once inside the store, the three individuals used a hammer to smash open the display cases and removed a large amount of high-end diamond jewelry,” police said.
The jewelry was placed into bags that were carried by the thieves, who fled the location on foot heading southbound on Webster Avenue, cops said.
The caper lasted about 30 seconds, the security footage shows.
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