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Cops are looking for three people that allegedly robbed an Astoria jewelry shop

Astoria jewelry shop heist
This woman allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase jewelry in an Astoria shop while her two accomplices stole thousands of dollars worth of rings, according to police. (Courtesy of NYPD)

Three people are being sought for a jewel heist in Astoria earlier this month.

Police from the 114th Precinct in Astoria are looking for a woman and two men who entered the KA Jewelry Inc. shop located at 30-04 Broadway just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12. The woman stepped to the counter and presented a stolen credit card to purchase approximately $7,000 worth of jewelry, police said.

Astoria jewelry shop heist
Courtesy of NYPD

While the store employee was running the credit card, one of the men reached beneath the plexiglass protecting the counter and snatched a display tray containing rings worth approximately $12,000, according to authorities.

The NYPD released a surveillance video that shows the heist in progress and several photos that show the three suspects.

The woman had dark hair and wore a black and white print summer dress with dark sandals, sunglasses on her head, a blue face mask and a black bag slung over her shoulder. The man that reached in and grabbed the tray had dark hair and wore sunglasses, a blue face mask, a black short-sleeved shirt, black pants and dark sneakers.

Astoria jewelry shop heist
Courtesy of NYPD

The second man walked with the aid of a four-wheeled scooter that he balanced his right knee on. He wore a distinctive white T-shirt with an Avengers comic graphic across the back, beige trousers and white sneakers. He wore a gold baseball cap and sunglasses.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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