A crew of masked thieves pulled off a brazen smash-and-grab heist at a high-end Brooklyn jewellery retailer — making off with as much as $2 million in gems in lower than a minute.
Staff and customers had been nonetheless inside Aspects Jewellery in Park Slope round 5 p.m. Sunday when the three crooks stormed in, threatened to shoot a employee and started smashing show instances with hammers, police and witnesses stated.
“I’m shocked,” store proprietor Irina Sulay informed The Put up on Monday. “Truthfully, it’s very scary. I couldn’t even speak yesterday. I used to be hyperventilating, crying, sobbing, shaking.
“The entire thing lasted 38 seconds. They took two and a half full instances of diamond engagement rings, newer items we’ve designed in-house and items we’ve collected — artwork deco and Edwardian rings,” she stated. “I wish to say 100 rings.” Sulay stated the stolen items are valued at between $1 million and $2 million.
Thieves made off with as much as $2 million in valuables from Aspects Jewellery in Park Slope on Sunday.Google Maps
The proprietor stated she was serving to a buyer when the three crooks confirmed up outdoors, with two lingering and the third ringing the buzzer to get into the shop.
“I all the time like to offer individuals the advantage of the doubt,” she defined. “It’s tough. You attempt to not racially profile anybody and never be judgmental or discriminatory.
As soon as inside, she stated, “the man reaches into his pocket and pulls out a hammer — I didn’t even perceive how a hammer may slot in there — and he says, ‘and that is how you employ a hammer.’ He smashed three of our essential shows.”
She stated one in every of her staff reached for the cellphone, “however she’s shaking so she arms the cellphone to me and that’s when the man within the door yells, ‘Don’t transfer! What the f–okay are you going? I’m going to shoot you!’”
The three then took off with the merchandise and stay on the free.
Nobody was bodily damage within the theft — nor did the thieves truly show a gun.
However the incident nonetheless left employees and prospects shaken, Sulay stated.
“Simply yesterday we had been speaking concerning the new yr, that it was going to be a superb yr, and eight days later an insane state of affairs has occurred,” she stated.
“This can be a woman-run enterprise. We’re all moms. There’s three girls within the entrance.”
Thieves made off with as much as $2 million in items from Aspects Jewellery in Park Slope.Google Maps