Brooklyn jewelry heist: 3 suspects caught on camera stealing $2 million in items from Facets in Park Slope
By: ABCNY (ABC New York)
PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Surveillance video captured three armed suspects pulling off a brazen jewelry heist in Brooklyn as they smashed glass display cases and managed to get away with $2 million in jewelry.
Customized one-of-a-kind pieces and a curated collection is what you'll find at Facets, a jewelry store in Park Slope.
All that sparkle drove the wrong kind of attention on Sunday when the owner Irina Sulay buzzed one man in and two more followed.
"He reached in his pocket, and I remember thinking this in my head 'how is he pulling this long thing out, what is this' and it was a hammer he pulls it out and says 'this is how you use a hammer,' and he just started banging," Sulay said.
The smash and grab was caught on the store's many cameras.
Inside the smashed cases were engagement rings. The robbers made off with about 100 of them, worth a value of about $2 million.
"It looks like they knew exactly where to go," Sulay said.
When she moved to use a phone, Sulay got a warning.
"He curses and says, 'don't move, what are you doing I'm going to shoot you, don't move,'" she said.
About 38 harrowing seconds unfolded in the neighborhood where Sulay has done business for nearly two decades.
But recently, the AT&T store, the newsstand, and another jewelry store in the area have been robbed as well.
Sulay is sharing the surveillance video on social media in hopes that it leads to arrests.
In the meantime, she and her all-female team are on guard and plan to hire a guard.
"Very anxious, our doors are closed, we're not letting any customers in, we are asking for them to give us a call prior," Sulay said.
My cousin owns a custom, high-end jewelry store around 10-15 minutes away from this one.
I hope Alvin Bragg doesn't do his usual and release these criminals if they're ever caught.
The point of this seed, like they all are, is that the criminals are not white.
Well, that's a no brainer. Even a cursory look at crime statistics will tell you that.
Yeah that $2 million is chump change and no reason to publish a story about it. /S
Current events forums dont generally feature articles about individual robberies. I seriously doubt that if the perps were white this article would have been seeded.
There is an agenda here.
It's a $2Million heist. The agenda is curbing rampant criminal activity.
Didn't read the article or look at the video did you?
I seriously doubt that if the perps were white this article would have been seeded.
The only thing in this entire article even remotely indicating race is the video. And you seem to focus on just that. You completely ignore the rampant criminal activity and try to make this a race issue. Why is that?
sorry the agenda isn't your usual Trump or racist rants.
Current events forums dont generally feature articles about individual robberies.
Nor do they feature stories about politicians lying.
Are you excusing their crimes because of warped sense of compassion for poor "oppressed" Black people?
Whats your excuse?
Playing the race card yet again John?
John, where is your proof of that? I don't see race listed in the article anywhere.
All of the suspects pictured are wearing hoodies; and also have masks on that only reveal the eyes- and for one unfortunate criminal his massive nose. Two of them seem to have massive eyebrows; and the one in the rear seems to be wearing glasses. I couldn't hazard a guess about anything on smallest one- that is how little was showing of their face. Two of them could be Latino, Italian, or Arab.
Seems you missed the damn point of the seed, yet again. How Democrat run bastions of stupidity are turning into criminal havens. Where brazen smash and grab robberies are taking place and the criminals just walk away. No fear of being caught; and even if they are- not being held.
But pull out the worn out, useless, race card again. Defend the sack of shit criminals.
I'm not defending anyone. [deleted]
You are purposely pulling the race card; where there is no mention of race. You are the only person here bringing it up.
Or are you defending Democrat run bastions of stupidity that coddle criminals?
Which is it?
This was the 3rd Brooklyn jewelry store heist this year. Same MO but one put the 79 year old store owner in the hospital.
$ 2 million in jewely stolen within minutes in Brooklyn (AKA Crookland).
Please note the picture above. If anyone recognizes those theives please call the NYPD.