Well-Dressed Armed Robbers Sought in Brazen Midtown Jewelry Store Heist

"I'll take all the Rolexes," one of the robbers said as he pulled a gun

By Shimon Prokupecz and Ida Siegal
|  Friday, Sep 28, 2012  |  Updated 8:10 PM EDT
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A brazen jewelry store robbery in midtown Manhattan Friday afternoon.  And it was done by two well-dressed men.  News 4's Ida Siegal has the latest on the search for the suspects.

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A brazen jewelry store robbery in midtown Manhattan Friday afternoon. And it was done by two well-dressed men. News 4's Ida Siegal has the latest on the search for the suspects.

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Police are looking for a pair of armed robbers behind a brazen jewelry store heist in midtown Manhattan.

Two well-dressed armed men walked into Madison Jewelers at 400 Madison Ave. Friday afternoon and asked to see some watches.

"A gentleman came in, looking at some Rolex watches," store owner Joseph Krady told NBC 4 New York. "When I asked him, 'Which one would you like to take?' he pulled out a gun and said, 'I'm gonna take them all.'"

The gunman had an accomplice, and the two took all the watches from the window display and some jewelry. 

After Krady did all he was instructed to do, the robbers pepper-sprayed him before fleeing.

"I couldn't see anything," he said. "It was the most painful thing." 

"I always feel very safe in the shop, it's a wide open area," said Krady. "It's busy, there's people around. You don't think anything like this could happen to you." 

Police are investigating.

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