A 30-second 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, police say.
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 into Rocco’s Jewelry on Webster Avenue in Fordham around 2:30 p.m. Friday, cops said.
But instead of going inside, the man then let his three masked cohorts rush through the door, 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.