A classic smash-and-grab heist in the Bronx netted a clutch of thieves more $2.15 million in “high-end diamond jewelry” during a wild, caught-on-video robbery on Friday, police said.
The foursome scurried into Rocco’s Jewelry on Webster Ave. in Fordham after they were buzzed in by a manager, cops said.
Surveillance video shows a suspect, clad in a white T-shirt and a black cap and wearing sunglasses, acting like a customer when he’s buzzed in around 2:30 pm Instead of going inside, the man let in the robbery crew, video shows.
A hammer swinging man then smashes the glass cases while the other thieves pulled out trays of pricey baubles, cops said.
“Once inside the store, the three individuals used a hammer to smash open the display cases and removed a large amount of high-end diamond jewelry,” police said.
The jewelry was placed into bags that were carried by the thieves, who fled the location on a foot heading southbound on Webster Avenue, cops said.
The caper lasted about 30 seconds, the security footage shows.