The suspects in the violent Brooklyn Heights jewelry store robbery were caught on video as they were making their getaway, police say.
Around 5:20 p.m. on May 25, authorities say that three males entered a jewelry store at 60 Court Street and assaulted the 67-year-old owner. They were allegedly armed with a firearm and took $500,000 in jewelry and $250,000 in cash.
The three suspects were allegedly wearing construction outfits, while a fourth male was standing outside the store as a lookout and wearing a Tyvek paint suit and holding sign that read "Danger Asbestos—Men Working."
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The owner suffered a laceration to his head and was taken to a hospital. A witness said, "He had his head bashed open. He was like running around screaming: ‘Help me, help me.’ A lot of people were calling the cops—it was really crazy."
The four suspects fled to the Borough Hall subway station, where this video was taken:
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.