Crime

Thieves Steal $2M in Jewelry in Another Brooklyn Robbery

CrimeJan 12, 2023

Thieves Steal $2M in Jewelry in Another Brooklyn Robbery

Police are on the lookout for three suspects wanted in a smash-and-grab attack at a jewelry store in the borough’s Park Slope neighborhood.

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Thieves stole around $2 million worth of jewelry from Facets jewelry store in Brooklyn, New York, in a smash-and-grab robbery. The search for the three suspects is ongoing. (Image courtesy of Facets’ Facebook page)
Brooklyn, N.Y.—Three masked thieves stole more than $2 million worth of jewelry during a smash-and-grab robbery at Facets in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood.

Surveillance video captured three men entering the store around 5 p.m. on Jan. 8, according to information shared by the New York Police Department.

Armed with hammers, the thieves smashed display cases and grabbed the jewelry inside, fleeing on foot.

The men stole mostly rings, said the NYPD, with a total value of approximately $2 million.

Fox 5 New York reporter Lisa Evers shared surveillance video of the incident in a tweet.

 
In an interview with the New York Post, owner Irina Sulay said the robbery lasted only 38 seconds, with the thieves targeting cases of diamond engagement rings.

When an employee reached for the phone, the robbers threatened to shoot them, she said, though they did not take out a gun.

There were no injuries. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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Facets shared news of the robbery on its Instagram page alongside video of an interview Sulay did with Fox & Friends First.

 “We ask that in your support of our Facets family, you respect the privacy of our employees at this time. We have received an outpour[ing] of support and love from our beloved friends and clients,” said the jeweler on Instagram.

Facets assured clients that their items were safe, as they were locked in its vault, and that it would be taking measures to prevent this from happening again.

“We are very sad, not only for our experience, but for Park Slope as a community. We insist on being stronger as a result of this incident. This is our home too; we support and welcome your advocacy and support politically to petition for more police presence and safety systems to protect our residents and businesses of Park Slope.”

The store will be open by appointment only until further notice.

A week prior and only two miles away, thieves targeted Roxy Jewelry, located in the Prospect Lefferts Garden neighborhood of Brooklyn, on Dec. 30. They left with around $100,000 worth of jewelry.

The 79-year-old store owner was brutally beaten during the robbery and placed in intensive care.

The Jewelers’ Security Alliance is offering a reward for any information leading to the arrests of the two individuals involved in the Roxy Jewelry robbery.

Lenore Fedowis the associate editor, news at National Jeweler, covering the retail beat and the business side of jewelry.

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