Bandits pull off huge heist

January 7, 2009 7:07:00 PM PST
Police are looking for the bandits who pulled off a gem heist at a Diamond District office building. Surveillance cameras show two men dressed as Hasidic Jews walking into the building on New Year's Eve.

They went up to the office of the Dialite Import Company, which they share with Empire Gold Buyers.

Workers could see the men on the security cameras and because of their dress thought nothing of it.

But these men were different. They pulled guns and robbed the business of four and a half million dollars in diamonds, saphires and other gems.

The robbery mimics the opening scenes from the movie Snatch, in which men dress as Hasidim and rob a jewelry store.

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