Police released dramatic footage of an Upper East Side jewelry store heist that shows a suspect breaking into a display case with claw hammer.
The robbery was reported at the Jaeger-Lecoultre store, at 701 Madison Avenue, yesterday at 10:41 a.m. According to the NYPD, two suspects entered the location, with one "display[ing] a firearm and order[ing] three employees to lay down on the floor" and the other "proceed[ing] to smash two display boxes with a claw hammer and removed five watches valued at more than $300,000."
Both suspects fled southbound on Madison Avenue and then east on East 62nd Street. No one was injured.
The video shows the suspects; the gunman is a 6'4" and 240 pound male "with a light complexion" who was wearing a black winter coat, black dress pants, baseball cap and sunglasses while the other is described as a 6'2" and 190 pound male, also with a "light complexion," who was wearing a gray winter coat, multi-colored ski cap, black pants, black Nike boots, and black sunglasses and carrying a claw hammer.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.