Police Seek Jewelry Store Robbers

Police Seek Jewelry Store Robbers

Police released surveillance photos of the three men wanted for robbing a jewelry store on Austin Street in Forest Hills around noon on March 31. Photos courtesy of the NYPD.

Police are searching for three suspects who robbed a Forest Hills jewelry store in broad daylight at the end of March and made off with a dozen watches.

According to the NYPD, three unidentified men targeted Kinara Jewelers at 72-03 Austin Street.

At 12:40 p.m. on March 31, the three barged in, police said.

One acted as if he had a weapon while holding the door. Another stood as a lookout by the door.

The third suspect then came in, smashed a showcase with a hammer and shoveled out 12 watches.

They fled down the sidewalk and into a blue Chrysler 300. They drove off in an unknown direction.

There were no injuries reported.

All three men were described by police as black and in their 20s between 5 feet 8 inches tall and 5 feet 10 inches tall.

The NYPD released pictures from surveillance cameras and needs help identifying the men.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the suspect to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Tips can be submitted at the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting TIP577 to 274637 (CRIMES).

All calls are strictly confidential.

By Jeremiah Dobruck




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