Upper East Side jewelry store robbers caught on tape

November 5, 2013 6:49:18 AM PST
Police are looking for a pair of robbers who struck at a jewelry store on the Upper East Side of Manhattan Sunday afternoon, and they're hoping surveillance video will lead to an arrest.

The incident happened at Travers Fine Jewelry, located at 962 Madison Avenue, just after 4:30 p.m.

The two men threatened the employees with hammers before removing several pieces of jewelry from the display cases worth an estimated $15,000.

Several employees, including one brandishing a chair, attempted to stop the suspects and chased them from the location.

No injuries were reported.

The first suspect is described as a male standing approximately 5-foot-9 and weighing 165 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket and ski cap.

The second suspect is approximately 6-foot-2 and weighs about 200 pounds and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.