NYPD Looking for 2 New Suspects in Violent Queens Robbery
Police are searching for two accomplices wanted in connection to the crime in which a 79-year-old woman was brutally beaten.
On the afternoon of Feb. 22, two suspects entered Diamond Collect in the borough’s Flushing neighborhood.
The pair brutally beat a 79-year-old female employee, hitting her over the head with a handgun, according to the NYPD.
Surveillance footage shows one robber breaking the glass display cases. The woman is on the floor with her hands above her head while the other suspect appears to pull a gun from his waistband.
WANTED ROBBERY On 2/22/23 @ 2:32 PM, @NYPD109PCT inside Diamond Collect located at 133-42 39 Ave, The unknown individuals entered the location assaulting a 79-yr-old female employee & removing jewelry. Any info call us at 800-577-TIPS or anonymously post a tip on our website pic.twitter.com/qhy8IA73yH— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) February 23, 2023
The two suspects fled in a black Mercedes sedan with more than $500,000 worth of jewelry, said the NYPD.
Police now believe there were two additional individuals involved in the robbery, though the NYPD did not specify how the new suspects were involved.
In an interview with the New York Post, store owner Eva Chen said her mother, Yuchi Lin, saw a person in an Amazon delivery jacket deliver a package outside the door.
After waiting a few minutes, she opened the door to retrieve the package and was pushed inside by the two suspects.
Police are asking for the public’s help to identify all four suspects.
Anyone with information may call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The violent incident is one of many recent jewelry store robberies in New York City, with several in nearby Brooklyn.
They include an attempted armed robbery in Sunset Park, the knifepoint robbery of Melissa Joy Manning’s boutique in Cobble Hill, a smash-and-grab robbery at Facets in Park Slope, and another robbery at Roxy Jewelry in the Prospect Lefferts Garden neighborhood.
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