More than $2M in jewelry stolen from Bronx store in smash-and-grab

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More than $2 million worth of jewelry was stolen from a Bronx store Friday in a smash-and-grab carried out by four men who police are now looking for. Sonia Rincon has the details.

FORDHAM HEIGHTS, The Bronx (WABC) -- More than $2 million worth of jewelry was stolen from a Bronx store Friday in a smash-and-grab carried out by four men who police are now looking for.

According to the NYPD, an employee at Rocco's Jewelry in the Fordham Heights section buzzed one man inside the Webster Avenue store and he held the door for the other three suspects.

They then used a hammer to smash open the display cases before they ran off with the jewelry.

Workers inside Rocco's were declining interviwes on saturday, but the owners at the business next door, Urban Eyes Optical, saw the video and wants the suspects caught before they can do it again.

"It was disgusting. They walk in in the middle of the day, like it's normal. I mean I saw the guy, that was holding the door. They went in and in 36 seconds they took the whole store," said Sandra Duque.

The suspects were last seen fleeing on foot heading southbound on Webster Avenue.

"For us that work on Fordham, not to say it's normal, but it happens a lot. So it wasn't really a surprise that something happened next door," said Serina Masters.

As police continue to look for the suspects and any information, the store remains closed. It is not clear when they plan to reopen.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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