Man arrested in connection with deadly heist

The News Leader

March 26, 2010 8:27:57 AM PDT
Authorities say they've found a man who ended up with more than $1 million worth of gems stolen in a deadly Manhattan jewelry store heist, and he hasn't been ruled out as the gunman. Edmond Alma didn't enter a plea at his arraignment Friday on stolen-property charges. His lawyer said Alma didn't kill 71-year-old clerk Henry Menahem or even participate in a brazen midday holdup last month at R.S. Durant, a boutique on Madison Avenue.

But prosecutors got a judge's permission to put the 46-year-old Alma in a lineup related to the robbery and shooting, and police say he hasn't been eliminated as a suspect in those crimes.