YONKERS, N.Y. — A smash-and-grab theft that was caught on digital camera at a Yonkers jewellery retailer led to hours of drama as police pursued the suspects right into a quiet neighborhood.
Police mentioned the 4 suspects are from the Bronx and have prison data. Three have been in custody Friday.
The hard-working retailer proprietor informed CBS2 he is outraged.
“They got here, and there was combating with them, grabbing the jewellery inside and pushing them outdoors,” Tony Montana mentioned.
Montana was cleansing up and including up the worth of what was stolen.
Thursday afternoon, brazen robbers used a crowbar and sledge hammer to smash Montana’s show window and seize $100,000 value of gold chains and diamond rings, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported.
Police mentioned a suspect carrying a light-colored hoodie minimize himself whereas grabbing for loot.
Inside the shop, an worker determined to combat again. First, they swatted on the robbers from the opposite aspect of the glass. Then, they ran outdoors, grabbed a sledgehammer and pounded on the suspects’ getaway automotive, damaging it as they drove away.
“We’re outraged and naturally unhappy. Once you work so arduous and any individual simply come and try this to you, it does harm,” Montana mentioned.
As dangerous guys go, these 4 suspects did not precisely impress police with their planning or execution.
“This was a really dangerous plan. They have been within the coronary heart of the town throughout rush hour and tried to flee with a automobile with out-of-state license plates whereas carrying masks. So that they have been very straightforward to establish,” Yonkers Police Commissioner Chris Sapienza mentioned.
The suspects have been straightforward to trace to the Park Hill neighborhood, the place they crashed the automobile and fled. A manhunt collared three of them earlier than the evening was over.
“It is a reckless plan, which makes you suppose what else are these individuals ready to do?” Sapienza mentioned.
The NYPD has reached out to see if an April 29 smash-and-grab on the Grand Concourse was performed by the identical crew.