LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan -- Police have arrested a Brooklyn man who they say robbed a jewelry store on the Lower East Side.
The robbery happened at 'Yaf Sparkle Jewelry Boutique' on Orchard Street just after 3 p.m. Saturday.
Police say the man asked to see some jewelry - that is when he threw lighter fluid on one of the workers and ran off with $22,000 worth of jewelry.
Workers from a nearby store saw the commotion and ran outside.
NYPD officers were in the area and placed the suspect, Kevin Scurry, 38, under arrest. Police say he has a long criminal rap sheet.
Police: Suspects throw lighter fluid on owner in Manhattan jewelry store robbery
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