While the security guards of an East Side jewelry store were out for lunch, two thieves managed to get away with $1 million in jewelry. Rafaela Amini, co-owner of the Gioia Galleria, buzzed in the two men, who she apparently recognized as men who had previously been in the store. Seems like they had been casing it out, since they "immediately pounced on Amini, pushing her to the floor. When they tried to tie her up, she battled back, but they kicked her in the head and attacked her with pepper spray," the Post reports. The robbers, who had Russian or Eastern European accents, took a "$640,000set of earrings and a $450,000 bracelet" if you read the Post or "grabbed a pair of diamond earrings and a diamond ring" if you read the Daily News.
Thieves Steal $1 Million In Jewelry From Store
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