Four brazen thieves used a sledgehammer to break into a New York jewelry store and made off with $100,000 in goods in broad daylight.
Nyken Alston, 21, Alfred Long, 35, Alexander Wilson, 21, from the Bronx, were arrested for smashing the front window of Golden Square Jewelry store in Yonkers around 5.30pm on Thursday.
Cops are still hunting for a fourth unidentified suspect.
Alston and Long were charged with felony robbery, grand larceny, and burglary and were arraigned on Friday. Wilson was hospitalized following a vehicle crash and will be ‘charged in the near future.’
Surveillance footage shows two of them hitting the window with sledgehammers several times as two others come into frame. They make a small hole, shoving their hands inside to create a bigger one as they pulled loads of jewelry and gold out.
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Two of the four men (pictured) who robbed Golden Square Jewelry store in Yonkers, New York, were arrested on Thursday. A third was also arrested, but hasn’t been booked into jail as he was taken to the hospital with injuries. A fourth still remains at large
Four men, all of the Bronx, were caught on surveillance footage breaking a jewelry store window and grabbing an estimated $100,000 of gold and jewelry from the display
Two men broke the glass with sledgehammers (pictured) before ripping off more with than hands. Afterward, they fled in a car and police found them in the Park Hill neighborhood, where they chased them until they hit a wall. Two were arrested immediately and one was arrested within an hour, the last still remains at large
The other two join in by ripping off broken glasses and stealing the expensive items off the display before running off in a dark SUV, Yonkers PD reported.
A store employee can be seen running out onto the sidewalk, grabbing one of the discarded sledgehammers and running after the group. The SUV can be seen weaving through traffic, and appears to hit a parked car during its escape. The worker runs after them before giving up.
Police arrived on the scene a few minutes later and found the vehicle in the Park Hill neighborhood. The four men led authorities on a short chase before the vehicle ‘crashed into a residential home retaining wall on Marshall Road,’ police said in a statement.
The four men ‘abandoned’ the car and ‘attempted to flee on foot.’
‘Two of the suspects were captured within minutes, and a third within an hour as they attempted to escape and conceal themselves in the wooded area adjacent to the Saw Mill River Parkway,’ Yonkers PD said.
They robbed Golden Square Jewelry (pictured). A worker attempted to stop the thieves and chase after them, but the group fled in an SUV
They continue to search for the fourth suspect.
‘The Yonkers Police Department offers no quarter to criminals who engage in this blatant, lawless, and violent behavior. We will commit every resource to track them down, arrest them, and hold them accountable,’ Yonkers Police Commissioner Chris Sapienza said in a statement.