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Three Suspects Sought in Jewelry Heist at Astoria Store

 (Photos: NYPD and Google Maps)

Police are looking for three suspects, pictured, who allegedly stole nearly $20,000 worth of jewelry from a store in Astoria earlier this month (Photos: NYPD and Google Maps)

July 25, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Police are looking for three suspects who allegedly stole nearly $20,000 worth of jewelry from a store in Astoria earlier this month.

The suspects – two men and a woman — allegedly carried out the heist while they were inside K A Jewelry, located at 30-04 Broadway, on July 12 at around 4:50 p.m., according to police.

The woman, police said, went up to the counter and used a stolen credit card to purchase about $7,000 worth of jewelry.

Video footage released by police Sunday then shows one of the men, who was in a knee scooter, reaching his hand behind the counter and grabbing a display case of rings. He can then be seen sticking the case down his pants. Police say the rings were worth around $12,000.

The trio then fled the scene with around $19,000 worth of jewelry.

The NYPD also released images of the suspects taken from inside the store.

The female suspect has black hair and was wearing a light-colored dress, a black over-the-shoulder bag and a blue mask.

The assailant in the scooter was wearing a white t-shirt with “Avengers” designs on its back. He also had a brown-colored hat, beige pants and a blue mask.

Meanwhile, the second male suspect had short dark hair and was wearing black pants as well as a gray and black colored shirt.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/

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Sara Ross

They’re probably from Elmhurst. Being released on your own recognizance or on bail have got to be taken off the books, along with the names of kids who commit crimes, but they’re names aren’t released because of their ages. If they’re old enough to get a gun or assault people, they’re old enough to have their name made public.

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Pat Macnamara

the only thing worth 19K at that location is the lease. Leaving the plexiglass window open so the “thieves” could reach in is something for the insurance company to review. Inside job all the way.

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Anonymous

Criminals barely spend a night in jail before being released “in his own recognizance”.
Border crossers don’t get scrutinized to see if they are criminals fleeing from where they are coming.
US lost its compass for good.

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