Fordham Heights: Jewelry Store Bandits Make off with $2.15 Million in Diamonds


By DAVID GREENE

POLICE SAY THE pictured individual was buzzed into Rocco’s Jewelry store, located on Webster Avenue in Fordham Heights, and held the door open for three others who smashed a display case and made off with over $2 million in diamonds and high-end jewelry on Friday, August 5, 2022.
Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police are looking for four men who brazenly walked into a Webster Avenue jewelry store and used a hammer to smash at least one display case, before fleeing on foot down a busy Webster Avenue with over $2 million in gems.

 

BROKEN GLASS SITS atop jewelry left behind by four bandits who made off with $2.15 million in high-end jewelry during a daylight smash and grab of Rocco’s Jewelry store located on Webster Avenue in Fordham Heights on Friday, August 5, 2022. 
Photo by David Greene

Officers from the 46th Precinct were called to Rocco’s Jewelry, located at 2521 Webster Avenue just south of the northern Fordham Heights border at 2:38 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5.

 

BANDITS SMASHED THIS display case of Rocco’s Jewelry, located on Webster Avenue in Fordham Heights, with a hammer and made off with more than $2 million in high-end jewelry on Friday, August 5, 2022.
Photo by David Greene

According to a police source, “An unknown individual approached the front door and was buzzed inside of the store by an employee. The individual then held the door open for an additional three individuals.

 

Once inside the store, the three individuals used a hammer to smash open the display case and removed a large amount of high-end diamond jewelry.”

 

THE IRON GATE of Rocco’s Jewelry store on Webster Avenue in Fordham Heights is pulled partially down and tape blocks the entrance after four bandits made off with over
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