Breaking News

Crooks rob $72K in jewellery in NYC Diamond District

A pair of gun-toting crooks robbed three Diamond District consumers of $72,000 in expensive jewelry — with 1 of the victims describing the harrowing heist to The Put up on Tuesday. 

“It was speedy,” explained theft target Marie Rivera. “I believe they currently realized we have been likely to come out. When we opened the door, they arrived up to us suitable away.”

The victims were walking out of Avis Diamond at 71 W. 47th St. in the vicinity of Fifth Avenue about 7:50 p.m. Monday when the two male suspects rushed at the trio, flashed guns and demanded their belongings, Rivera and cops claimed. 

“They opened the doorway and took my purse,” Rivera reported. “I had two necklaces in my purse, which were being diamond necklaces.

“They acquired a necklace from my close friend as nicely, which also experienced diamonds.”

She mentioned she had just picked up her necklaces following they had been cleaned and that her friend got back a view that experienced been repaired before they were robbed.

Surveillance movie demonstrates the burglars leaving the keep with at least one big bag and leaping into a white Jeep SUV outside the house just before dashing off. 

No arrests have been designed. 

The victims had been leaving the Diamond District keep when two men held them up at gunpoint.
William C. Lopez/NYPOST

“This is the third [local] robbery in the earlier two months that I know of,” a ticked-off Diamond District jeweler instructed The Post on Tuesday. “This is the worst crime has been on 47th Road in the past 20 years. Forty-seventh Street utilized to be a single of the safest streets. Now all the sellers are chatting about how we’ve grow to be targets.”

“We’re not having sufficient assistance from law enforcement,” he stated. “A good deal of these fellas wait for shoppers to go into offices ore suppliers and get them at their autos or stick to them all the way home.

“The mayor has to do some thing about it,” he included. “What are we having to pay taxes for? To get robbed? To get f—ed two times?”

The  jeweler’s claim of repeat modern neighborhood heists could not be immdiately verified with cops.

In April, a thief swiped a stash of diamond rings worth approximately half a million dollars from a different Diamond District retailer. 

The shopkeeper at the Diamond Heart of Usa experienced stepped into the back space ahead of the girl snatched 112 of the costly baubles, police reported. 

One of the Major Apple’s most important jewelry heists occurred in August 2019, when two armed crooks robbed Avianne & Co., Jewelers and made off with a whopping $4 million in shiny products. 

The suspects jumped into a ready motor vehicle and fled, but two of them have been later on arrested. 

Pedro Davila, 30, was picked up in Florida several months afterwards, while the other, Jaysean Sutton, was arrested and pleaded guilty in federal court docket in January and is awaiting sentencing.

Sutton, 43, is at present staying held at the federal detention middle in Brooklyn, data exhibit. The case towards Davila is also pending.

Additional reporting by Tina Moore and Joe Marino