Thief armed with hammer robs jewelry store in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are looking for the thief who robbed a Brooklyn jewelry store in broad daylight Wednesday.

Police say the suspect walked into the Erica Weiner store on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Heights just before 3 p.m. and threatened two female employees with a hammer, one of whom is pregnant.

He then forced the workers to the back of the store and looted the place, putting jewelry into a bag.

It's not yet clear how much he made off with.

The thief was dressed in all black, and fled the scene.

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