Three armed robbers pull off DAYLIGHT jewelry heist in Manhattan by tying up the employees and emptying the safe and display boxes before escaping on foot with an estimated $4 million
- Three armed men robbed the Avianne and Co. Jewelry store in broad daylight on Sunday, August 25
- The robbery was reported to authorities just after 12pm and happened in New York City’s Diamond District
- The suspects entered the store pretending to be customers before pulling out handguns and restraining four employees with zip ties
- The robbers proceeded to clean out the store’s safe, take jewelry from display cases and escape before authorities arrived
- The thieves reportedly stole an estimated $4 million according to an employee
- Surveillance footage caught the unidentified suspects on video
- Avianne and Co. Jewelry store is known for having a celebrity clientele and selling expensive pieces
Armed robbers pulled off a massive jewelry heist in broad daylight in Manhattan after holding employees at gunpoint, binding them with zip ties and making off with expensive items.
Three unidentified suspects robbed Avianne and Co. jewelry store in New York City’s Diamond District on Sunday afternoon.
The official value of the items stolen has not be confirmed, but NBC New York reports that a victim says it is estimated around $4 million.
Authorities received reports of the robbery at the 28 West 47th Street location at 12.02pm.
According to the New York Post, the suspects entered the store pretending to be customers before drawing hand guns on four employees.
Three armed robbers pulled of a midday heist at Avianne & Co. jewelry store in the Diamond District of New York City
On August 25, three men pretending to be customers walked into the store and then held on site employees at gun point
The men then tied the employees with zip ties and began putting stolen items into a duffel bag
They allegedly stole display items, cleared on the store’s safe and escaped on foot while surveillance cameras captured the incident
The robbers proceeded to bind the employees with zip ties and set to work putting stolen items inside a duffel bag.
They allegedly cleared out the store’s safe and stole display items, The New York Post reports.
The men were able to make an escape before authorities arrived to the scene, possibly heading east on 47th Street, according to AM New York.
The value of the stolen items has not yet been confirmed, but NBC New York reports that an employee estimates the cost at around $4 million
Avianne and Co. have a history of selling jewelry to celebrity clientele, including rappers like Migos and Blueface (left)
Some items Avianne and Co. describe themselves as ‘world renowned’ and sell pieces of jewelry costing over $9,000
In photos shared by The New York Post, surveillance footage captures the images of the alleged suspects.
No injuries were reported.
According to their website, Avianne and Co. is a ‘world renowned as the largest single jewelry store in New York’s famed Diamond District.’
The store boosts celebrity clientele, including popular rappers like Migos, Blueface and having pieces featured in GQ.