Queens jewelry store burglarized through hole in wall

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) -- A large amount of jewelry was stolen by burglars who apparently cut a hole in the wall of a Queens business.

Workers were tallying the amount of jewelry stolen, which could be up to $500,000.

The break-in happened sometime between 9 p.m. Monday, when the 39th Avenue store in Flushing closed, and when a worker discovered the theft at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The 57-year-old employee found a hole cut in a bathroom wall and stairwell from the neighboring business.

Detectives believe the burglars bored into a room containing smaller lock boxes, then reached in through the hole in the wall and removed an undetermined quantity of jewelry.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.