Robbery detectives in Brooklyn are looking for the armed crook who swiped $100,000 in jewelry from a store during a daring daytime stickup earlier this week.
Police released on Thursday morning video footage of the robber behind the caper, which occurred at about 4:45 p.m. on Sept. 7 inside Prince Street Jewelers at 445 Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn.
As shown, the heavily-disguised crook walked into the location, pulled out a gun and fired a warning shot. Police said the bullet landed in the wall; no one was injured.
Law enforcement sources said the perpetrator confronted two male workers, ages 53 and 51, and demanded cash and jewelry.
Cops said the employees complied with the request, handing over $875 in cash from the register and jewelry in the display case valued at $100,000.
After obtaining the loot, authorities said, the crook exited the store and entered a nearby dark blue Chevrolet Equinox, which then fled the scene.
Officers from the 84th Precinct responded to the incident. No injuries were reported.
As shown in the footage, the suspect appeared to be a man with a dark complexion who wore sunglasses, a blue surgical mask, a gray hooded sweatshirt with navy blue and white stripes in the middle and dark-colored pants. He was also seen carrying a Target tote bag and a large black backpack.
Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the suspect’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.