Photos released of suspects in shooting, attempted robbery of Bronx jewelry store owner

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Sunday, April 9, 2017
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RIVERDALE, Bronx (WABC) -- Police have released new photos of the suspects accused of shooting a jewelry store owner during a robbery attempt in the Bronx.

The NYPD says two men walked into Marilyn's Diamond Collection and asked to see a ring Saturday.

The store's owner, 57-year-old Chris Carucci, was alone at the time and pushed the panic button.

That's when one of the suspects opened fire.

Carucci was shot in the stomach and wrist but is expected to survive.

Police say the suspects fled in a bronze-colored Ford Explorer. Sources say it had no license plates.

While the suspects did not get away with any jewelry, they did leave plenty of fingerprints behind.

The NYPD issued descriptions of the suspects:

Individual# 1 is described as a light skinned male who is 6'1" with a beard. He was last seen wearing a New York Yankees baseball cap and a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Individual# 2 is described as a light skinned male who is 5'9", 140-180 pounds with goatee. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap and a shirt with the number 81 or 84.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).