Diamond District robbery suspects identified by police, but still on the loose

Police have identified two suspects wanted in connection with a robbery in the Diamond District as Pedro Davila, left, and Jaysean Sutton. Photo Credit: NYPD

The three men were caught on surveillance video as they forced four people into a back room of Avianne & Co. Jewelers, tied them up and stole an undetermined amount of jewelry, police said.

Police have identified two suspects wanted in connection with a robbery in the Diamond District as Pedro Davila, left, and Jaysean Sutton.
Police have identified two suspects wanted in connection with a robbery in the Diamond District as Pedro Davila, left, and Jaysean Sutton. Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Police have identified two of three suspects who are wanted in connection with a jewelry store heist in the Diamond District late last month.

The NYPD on Tuesday released new photos of the captured suspects, identified as Pedro Davila and Jaysean Sutton. The pair, along with a third man who remains unidentified, are believed to be responsible for the armed robbery of Avianne & Co. Jewelers, located at 28 W. 47th St., just after noon on Aug. 25.

The three men were caught on surveillance video as they forced four employees into a back room, tied them up and stole an undetermined amount of jewelry from the safes and display cases, police said. No one was seriously injured.

Three men were wanted after they were caught on camera robbing a jewelry store, cops said.
Three men were wanted after they were caught on camera robbing a jewelry store, cops said. Photo Credit: NYPD

The suspects were last seen running east on 47th Street. Police said Davila, 27, is known to hang around the Port Morris, Mott Haven and Melrose areas of the Bronx. Sutton, 39, is known in Brooklyn around East New York and Cypress Hills, according to cops.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-8477.

Lauren Cook