Two gunmen sought in armed jewelry heist at a Richmond Hill warehouse that left a man wounded: NYPD

Cops are looking for these gunmen for an armed robbery in Richmond Hill last month that left one man shot and another robbed of nearly $70K in jewelry.
Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Police from the 102nd Precinct in Richmond Hill are still looking for two gunmen who shot a 32-year-old man last month and stole nearly $70,000 worth of jewelry from his 47-year-old co-worker inside a warehouse before speeding away from the crime scene in a getaway car.

The suspects remain at large more than two weeks after the jewel heist, according to an NYPD spokeswoman.

The armed robbery went down in broad daylight on the afternoon of Friday, June 14, when the two armed robbers walked into the G&C Plumbing and Heating warehouse located at 126-10 89th Ave. at around 1:40 p.m. and pulled out handguns.

One of the robbers fired a shot that struck the 32-year-old man in the left leg while they threatened to shoot the second victim before forcibly removing his pricey jewelry. According to a NYPD spokeswoman, they took his Rolex watch, a necklace, a bracelet and a ring, which had an approximate value of $67,800.

The suspects ran out of the warehouse and sped away in a white Acura TLX northbound toward Jamaica Avenue. EMS responded to the location and rushed the 32-year-old victim to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.

The suspects escaped the scene of the crime in this vehicle. Photos courtesy of the NYPD

The NYPD released surveillance images of the two suspects and described one as a heavyset man with a dark complexion who was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt over a black T-shirt, black shorts, black sneakers, a black baseball cap with a white design and a black facemask. His accomplice is described as having a dark complexion with dreadlocks. He wore a black hoodie with white lettering, black sweatpants, black sneakers, a blue scarf tied around his head and a blue facemask. He can be seen in the image gripping a back firearm in his right hand.

Anyone with information regarding this armed robbery investigation 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 crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through June 26, the 102nd Precinct has reported 85 robberies this year, 13 more than the 75 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 18.1%, according to the most recent CompStat report. Assaults are down in the precinct, with 161 reported so far this year, a dozen fewer than the 173 reported at the same point in 2023, a decline of 6.9%, according to CompStat.