A successful jewelry heist went down in a New York City suburb on Saturday morning. Police are now searching for two men who are accused of robbing a jewelry store, East West Jewelry, in Hicksville, Long Island.
No one was hurt in the incident, but the sneaky pair did manage to get away with some diamonds.
These clever thieves broke into the store by going through the wall of the building next door, cutting through the sheetrock wall and trying to cut into the safe. One of the owners of the store, Vijay Verma said that, luckily, the suspects could not actually get the safe open.
They still managed to get away with some loot by breaking down the door of the shop and going into the showcase room.
They got enough diamonds and gold to add up to approximately $30,000 in value.
The only footage of the crime shows one of the suspects, dressed in all black, but the suspect swiftly used a crow-bar to smash the alarm system and cameras, so not much else is available.
“They cut the sheetrock wall and tried to cut the safe,” said Vijay Verma, co-owner of the store on Broadway. Verma said when the suspects couldn’t get the safe open, they broke down the door and walked into the showcase room. That’s where they got their hands on diamonds and gold worth approximately $30,000. Surveillance video shows one of the burglars dressed in all black wearing a mask using a crowbar to smash the alarm system before destroying the security cameras. Once a second alarm went off, the suspects took off before police arrived. “The last thing I expected was to get this text from my dad and uncle that our store was broken into,” said Amit Verma, another partner in the family-owned jewelry business. The family isn’t too worried about what they lost, but they want the suspects behind bars. “That’s the best thing that happened, nobody was hurt, all these things can be replaced, said Amit Verma.