3 men arrested in armed robbery at Yonkers jewelry store

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YONKERS, NY (PIX11) – Three of four men who allegedly participated in an armed robbery at a jewelry store in Yonkers have been arrested.

The robbery at Golden Square Jewelry on Thursday was captured on CCTV. Two of the suspects can be seen using a hammer and crowbar to smash the store window, while two other suspects arrive and begin grabbing gold and jewelry from the window.

The thieves stole approximately $100,000 worth of gold and jewelry before fleeing. A store worker can be seen in the video picking up the hammer that one of the suspects dropped and chasing the men as they drove away in a vehicle.

Shortly after the theft, the suspects’ vehicle was spotted in the Park Hill neighborhood and police pursued them. The suspects ended up crashing into a retaining wall at a house on Marshall Road, just east of Birch Road, authorities said.

The four suspects got out of the crashed vehicle and started to flee on foot. Two of them were captured within minutes and a third suspect was arrested within an hour. The fourth suspect is still at large. Police have discovered the identity of the fourth suspect and expect to make the arrest.

Police identified the three men arrested as Nykem Alston, 21, Alfred Long, 35, and Alexander Wilson, 21. All four suspects are from the Bronx.

Alston and Long were charged with robbery, robbery and burglary. Wilson remains hospitalized due to injuries he sustained in the crash and will be charged when he recovers, authorities said.

Alston gave police a false name when he was arrested in an attempt to hide a warrant for his arrest on a 2019 New York City attempted murder charge, authorities said.

“Thank you to our tireless Yonkers officers who responded quickly and bravely last night to apprehend the suspects,” Mayor Mike Spano said in a statement. “Let this be a clear and direct message to all criminals who think they can undermine our city – we will find you and ensure that you are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law so as not to terrorize our residents and our companies.”

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