A father and son were arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing more than $300,000 in jewelry from two vendors after following them from a jewelry trade show in Massachusetts back to Manhattan on March 25.
The victims were dropping off display cases at a storage facility on West 29th Street when the suspects broke into their car and took a black duffel bag containing the jewels, according to law enforcement officials.
Police used photos from various highway toll booths and surveillance cameras, captured at highway toll plazas along Massachusetts and New York City, to identify the father-and-son team.
Investigators also did cell phone record analysis of cell tower information and mapping of the suspects' cell phones, which indicated their minivans were maintaining continuous surveillance in proximity to the victims' car from Boston to New York City, officials said.
Charges are pending against the suspects.
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Published at 6:49 PM EST on Jun 26, 2012