Police are looking for two women and a man they say stole almost a half-million dollars worth of diamond rings in a brazen midday heist at a midtown Manhattan jewelry store earlier this month, authorities said.
Two of the suspects, the man and one of the women, acted as lookouts when a 33-year-old employee stepped into a back area of the jewelry shop on West 47th Street around 3 p.m. on April 7 officials said in sharing surveillance late Wednesday.
Once he was out of sight, the second woman went behind the counter while her accomplices kept watch and stuffed 112 white and yellow gold diamond rings in a bag. The value of the merchandise was about $450,000, police said.
The thieving trio then walked out of the store with the estimated $450,000 in stolen merchandise and hopped a southbound F train at the Rockefeller Center subway station, officials said. They released video footage of the suspects (above).
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.