Police hunt for NYC trio in $100K diamond, jewelry theft

The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in finding the three individuals wanted in connection to a jewelry theft

Police say at around 2:10 p.m. on Friday, April 28, a 55-year-old man was changing his tire in front of 261 W St. when the first suspect talked to him. 

While the victim was distracted, the second suspect went to the car and removed a suitcase from the backseat, police said.

The suitcase contained approximately $100,000 worth of diamonds and jewelry. 

The third suspect was acting as a “lookout,” police said.

The three unidentified individuals fled the scene in a taxi and were last seen near the Queensboro Bridge.

The NYPD is looking for these three individuals. (NYPD)

Individual #1:

  • Man with light complexion, slim build, approximately 30 to 40 years old, and 5’7″ to 5’8″ tall.

Individual #2:

  • Man with light complexion, black hair, average build, 30 to 40 years old, and approximately 5’6″ to 5’7″ tall.

Individual #3: 

No injuries were reported. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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