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.
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.
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.