Thieves Commit Brazen Jewelry Heist at Bergdorf

Police say thieves broke into the Fifth Avenue store shortly after 3 a.m. Friday

Monday, Jun 25, 2012  |  Updated 10:51 AM EDT
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The NYPD is investigating after thieves busted through the glass door of a swank Manhattan store and made off with jewelry reportedly worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.      

Police say the break-in at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue took place shortly after 3 a.m. Friday.      

Security footage showed two men approaching the store's entrance. One broke through the door while the other stood over him, blocking the view of passersby.      

A police spokeswoman says the thief headed for jewelry display cabinets, bashed them open with a hammer and snatched the gems.      

The jewelry was worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to The New York Post.      

The police had no estimate Saturday of the dollar value of the thieves' haul.

A Bergdorf Goodman spokesman did not immediately return a call.

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