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Man Smashes Display Case in Astoria Jewelry Store, Takes $20K of Merchandise

Sept. 11, 2020 By Christian Murray

The police are looking for a man who smashed a display case in an Astoria jewelry store last week and took off with approximately $20,000 worth of merchandise.

The suspect entered K.A. Jewelry, located at 30-04 Broadway, at around 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 and walked up to the display window and smashed it. The man then took two trays of jewelry that contained about 50 items.

The man then fled on foot, eastbound on Broadway. No injuries were reported and no weapons were used.

Police released photos and video of the suspect taken from the crime scene.

The suspect is described as being Hispanic and between 20 and 30 years of age.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

 

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ABoondy

yeah, right. jewelry stores usually store their valuables in a safe while they are closed for business for this reason alone. why didnt they secure their merchandise?

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Frida

With christmas a little over three months away, things are only to get worse. Everyone had to spend christmas shopping money during the lockdown. It was christmas in june and august for many during the riots.

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Jill

Hope is found and given the financial help he needs. So many people are desperate to eat and feed their families.

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Mac

What’s the big deal? Thanks to defund the police progressives like little Jimmy this guy will be released the same day he’s caught. After all he just needs a loaf of bread!

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Charles Bronson

Has anyone noticed the number of crime related stories on Sunnyside Post has risen quite a bit compared to just a year or two ago?

The city is definitely going in the wrong direction.

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Mac

@Charles-That’s because the Sunnyside Post has changed its focus to include more stories for Jackson Heights and Astoria. Sunnyside appears to be about the same. I checked the Sunnyside Post going back to one year.

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