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Police Release Sketch of Suspect Who Tied up Worker, Stole $54K in Jewelry

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    Police have released a composite sketch of the man who they say robbed an upscale midtown Manhattan jewelry store last week, tying up a worker and stealing more than $54,000 worth of merchandise.

    The man walked into Margo Manhattan jewelry store at 1202 Madison Ave. just before 2 p.m. and asked to see some pieces, according to police.

    Manhattan Jewelry Store Robber Sought

    [NY] Manhattan Jewelry Store Robber Sought
    Police are searching for the man who allegedly robbed Margo Manhattan jewelry store at 1202 Madison Ave. on April 11, 2014, tying up a worker and taking $54,000 worth of jewelry. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. (Published Friday, Apr 11, 2014)

    When the 53-year-old worker began to help him, the suspect grabbed her by the neck and forced her into the back room where he tied her up, police said. 

    He took a key from the worker to open a display case and took several items; he then returned to the back room and swiped more jewelry before running away.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. 

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