Shocking moment four brazen thieves use a SLEDGEHAMMER to crash into a New York jewelry store and steal $100,000 worth of merchandise in broad daylight
- Nyken Alston, 21, Alfred Long, 35, Alexander Wilson, 21, of the Bronx, were arrested after they and another robbed Golden Square Jewelry in Yonkers
- They are believed to have taken $100,000 in gold and jewelry from the store around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
- The fourth suspect remains at large and police are still looking for the man, also from the Bronx
- They led police on a short chase after they were found inside their dark SUV in the Park Hill neighborhood
- They fled on foot after hitting a retaining wall and two were immediately captured and another was captured within an hour.
- Alston and Long were charged with robbery, robbery and burglary and were arraigned on Friday
- Wilson was taken to hospital after being injured in the car crash and will be charged shortly
Four brazen thieves used a hammer to break into a New York jewelry store and seize $100,000 worth of merchandise in broad daylight.
Nyken Alston, 21, Alfred Long, 35, Alexander Wilson, 21, of the Bronx, were arrested for smashing the window of the Golden Square Jewelry store in Yonkers around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Cops are still looking for an unidentified fourth suspect.
Alston and Long were charged with robbery, robbery and burglary and were arraigned on Friday. Wilson was hospitalized following a car accident and will be “charged in the near future”.
Surveillance footage shows two of them hitting the window with hammers several times as two others enter the frame. They make a small hole, stick their hands inside to create a bigger one as they pull out heaps of jewelry and gold.
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Two of the four men (pictured) who robbed the Golden Square jewelry store in Yonkers, New York, were arrested on Thursday A third was also arrested, but was not jailed as he was taken to hospital with injuries. A fourth is still at large
Four men, all from the Bronx, were caught on surveillance footage smashing through the window of a jewelry store and seizing around $100,000 worth of gold and jewelry from the display
Two men smashed the glass with sledgehammers (pictured) before ripping out more with their hands. Afterwards, they fled in a car and the police tracked them down to the Park Hill neighborhood, where they chased them until they hit a wall. Two were arrested immediately and one was arrested within the hour, the last is still at large
The other two join them in snatching broken glasses and stealing expensive items from the screen before fleeing in a dark SUV, Yonkers PD reported.
A store employee can be seen running down the sidewalk, grabbing one of the abandoned hammers and running after the group. The SUV can be seen weaving through traffic and appears to hit a parked car as it flees. The worker runs after them before giving up.
Police arrived on the scene minutes later and found the vehicle in the Park Hill neighborhood. The four men led authorities on a short chase before the vehicle “crashed into the retaining wall of a residential home on Marshall Road,” police said in a statement.
The four men “abandoned” the car and “tried to flee on foot”.
“Two of the suspects were captured within minutes and a third within an hour as they attempted to escape and hide in the wooded area adjacent to the Saw Mill River Boardwalk,” Yonkers PD said.
They stole Golden Square Jewelry (pictured). A worker tried to arrest the robbers and chase them, but the group fled in an SUV
They continue to search for the fourth suspect.
“The Yonkers Police Department offers no quarter to criminals who engage in this blatant, lawless and violent behavior. We will commit all resources to find them, arrest them and hold them accountable,’ Yonkers Police Commissioner Chris Sapienza said in a statement.