News Diamond District shop employees tied up during armed robbery, NYPD says Three men were wanted after they were caught on camera robbing a jewelry store, cops said. Photo Credit: NYPD By Vincent Barone firstname.lastname@example.org @vinbarone Updated August 26, 2019 7:59 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Three armed men tied up employees at a midtown jewelry store during a midday heist on Sunday, according to police. The robbers entered 28 W. 47th St., listed as the Avianne & Co. jewelry store, at around noon, brandished handguns and tied up four employees before making off with an undetermined amount of jewelry, cops said. Police released surveillance footage of the heist Sunday night. The suspects are still at large and are believed to have fled from the diamond district shop on foot, heading east on 47th Street. No injuries were reported. Avianne was closed Sunday afternoon with an empty display in its front window and the NYPD's Crime Scene Unit on hand. Al Siag, owner of the Diamonds by Siag shop across the street from Avianne & Co, said cops used to patrol the block every weekend, but they have not been here for the past few months. “They know there’s a lot of money on this street," Siag said. "We need two or three police cars on the block at all times … It’s everybody for himself.” With Li Yakira Cohen By Vincent Barone email@example.com @vinbarone Vin has been covering transportation at amNewYork since 2016. He first landed on the beat at his hometown newspaper, the Staten Island Advance, in 2014. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.