The woman allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase jewelry from an Astoria boutique while her two accomplices stole thousands of dollars worth of rings, police say. (Courtesy of NYPD)
Three people are wanted in connection with a jewelry robbery in Astoria earlier this month.
Police in the 114th Precinct of Astoria are looking for a woman and two men who entered the KA Jewelry Inc. store located at 30-04 Broadway just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12. The woman came to the counter and presented a stolen credit. card to buy about $7,000 worth of jewelry, police said.
As the store clerk used the credit card, one of the men reached under the plexiglass protecting the counter and grabbed a display tray containing rings worth around $12,000, authorities said. .
The NYPD released surveillance video that shows the heist in progress and several photos that show the three suspects.
The woman had dark hair and wore a black and white printed sundress with dark sandals, sunglasses on her head, a blue mask and a black bag slung over her shoulder. The man who reached out and grabbed the tray had dark hair and was wearing sunglasses, a blue mask, a short-sleeved black shirt, black pants and dark sneakers.
The second man was walking on a four-wheeled scooter on which he was balancing his right knee. He wore a distinctive white t-shirt with an Avengers comic book graphic on the back, beige pants, and white sneakers. He wore a gold baseball cap and sunglasses.
Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging into the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.