Police Release Photos of Robbers Who Dressed Up as Hazmat Crew in Jewelry Robbery

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014  |  Updated 2:21 PM EDT
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Men in Breathing Masks, Goggles Rob Jewelry Store

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Men in Breathing Masks, Goggles Rob Jewelry Store

Police say two men wearing breathing masks and safety goggles walked into a New Jersey jewelry store Monday and said there was an environmental emergency before they pulled a gun, tied up the workers and robbed the store. Roseanne Colletti has more.
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Police have released photos of two robbers who dressed up as hazmat workers and walked into a jewelry store in New Jersey, claiming there was an environmental mishap.

The pair entered Aydin Coins & Jewelry in Ramsey at about 11:20 a.m. Monday, wearing the equipment and claiming they were from the FBI, according to Chief Bryan Gurney.

One of the men was wearing a type of hazmat suit, and both were wearing goggles and masks.

The suspects pulled a gun, tied up the workers and robbed the store of jewelry and cash.

They fled on foot.

The victims ran to a nearby business and yelled for help, their arms still tied behind their backs.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ramsey Police Department at 201-327-2400. 

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