Thief steals $20K worth of jewelry from Astoria jeweler: NYPD

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Police are looking for a man who smashed an Astoria jewelry shop’s window and made off with around $20,000 worth of jewelry in broad daylight earlier this month.

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, around 11:20 a.m., an unidentified man broke the display window of KA Jewelry, located at 30-04 Broadway, according to the NYPD. The thief then reached into the store and grabbed two trays of jewelry as onlookers passed by, police said.

The man then fled on foot down Broadway carrying the trays, each containing about 25 pieces of jewelry worth $20,000 altogether, cops said.

No injuries were reported as a result of the burglary.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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