Two masked men broke into a Long Island jewelry store by slipping through a hole in the wall that they cut, police say.
Between 4 and 5 a.m. Saturday, the two intruders got inside East West Jewelers in Hicksville, authorities said.
The pair cut a hole in the wall to gain access into the store, officials said.
"The last thing I expected was to get this text from my dad and uncle that our store was broken into," store co-owner Amit Verma said. "We had a construction crew repairing the wall and the doors that were broken then we had an alarm company fixing all the cut wires and tampered hard drives."
Once inside, video shows one of the suspects smashing security cameras with a crowbar.
The pair of burglars ransacked the shop, stealing cash and jewelry, authorities said.
The suspects couldn’t get into the safe inside the store, but they were able to get away with nearly $30,000 worth of diamonds and gold, officials said.