Clinton Street Jeweler Robbed of $50K in Merch
Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with snatching $50,000 worth of merchandise from a Lower East Side jewelry store last week.
The perp first entered West Point Jewelry at 101 Clinton Street last weekend. According to the shop owner’s son, Ramiro Duarte, he apparently asked to see a chain with pendant as a gift for his son, then left with a promise to return.
And that he did.
On January 4, the unidentified man walked into the store. Duarte showed the same piece, but was instead asked to see the tray with the “thickest gold chains” on hand.
“As I was calculating the price, he snatched the chains from me and threatened to let him walk out or others waiting outside would barge in to hurt me,” Duarte said.
“I did not buzz him out and hit the silent alert button to inform the cops to arrive. Once I did this, he proceeded in kicking the door out and running off. I tried chasing him on foot and he fled on a bike.”
The value of the stolen merchandise was approximately $50,000.
Cops are offering a reward of $3,500 for information on the suspect.
🚨WANTED ROBBERY: On 1/4/22 at approx. 5:50 PM, inside West Point Jewelry 101 Clinton St @NYPD7PCT Manhattan. The suspect asked to see jewelry then snatched it & broke the glass door to flee. Any info call or DM NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. Reward up to $3,500. pic.twitter.com/8AGi39g8sK
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) January 7, 2022