Thief grabs more than $600K in bling from Midtown jewelry store

suspect in inset photo wearing mostly black carrying white bag in Midtown
Suspect wanted for Midtown jewelry store heist on Wednesday, May 29, 2024.
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The bold bandit who broke into a high-end Midtown jewelry store last month and stole more than half a million dollars worth of bling remains at large, police said. 

According to law enforcement sources, the break-in occurred at Cellini jewelry store, located at 430 Park Ave., on May 29 at around 4:26 a.m.

Surveillance video shows the perp breaking the front door of the store, and then once inside, using a sledgehammer to smash the display cases to grab the luxury loot. In all, police believe he swiped approximately $650,000 in jewelry items.

After completing the daring heist, the blinged-out burglar fled the scene in a black Volkswagen Jetta to parts unknown. 

The store was closed when the robbery occurred, and no one was physically injured. 

Police on Monday released images of the suspect, who remains at large. He is described as approximately 5 foot, 11 inches tall, and has a dark complexion and medium build. He was last scene wearing a black bucket hat, black and red jacket, black pants and black sneakers. 

So far, no arrests have been made, but the investigation remains ongoing. 

suspect wearing all black and carrying white bag wanted for robbery in Midtown
Suspect wanted for Midtown jewelry store heist on Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

Anyone with information regarding this incident 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 X (formerly Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.