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3 suspects in custody after wild smash and grab caught on video at Yonkers jewelry store

YONKERS, NY – An armed robbery filmed at a Yonkers jewelry store caused hours of drama as police chased suspects in a quiet neighborhood.

Police said all four suspects are from the Bronx and have criminal records. Three were in custody Friday.

The hardworking owner of Golden Square Jewelry told CBS2 he was outraged.

“They came, and they fought with them, grabbing the jewelry inside and pushing it outside,” Tony Montana said.

Montana was cleaning up and adding up the value of what was stolen.

On Thursday afternoon, brazen thieves used a crowbar and hammer to smash Montana’s storefront and seize $100,000 worth of gold chains and diamond rings, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported.

Police say a suspect wearing a light-colored hoodie cut himself while grabbing loot.

Inside the store, an employee decided to fight back. First they crushed the thieves on the other side of the glass. They then ran outside, grabbed a hammer and pounded the suspects’ getaway car, damaging it as they drove away.

“We are outraged and of course sad. When you work so hard and someone comes and does this to you, it hurts,” Montana said.

As for the villains, these four suspects didn’t really impress the police with their planning or execution.

“It was a very bad plan. They were in the heart of the city during rush hour and tried to flee with a vehicle with foreign license plates while wearing masks. So they were very easy to identify,” said the Yonkers police commissioner. said Chris Sapienza.

The suspects were easy to follow to the Park Hill neighborhood, where they crashed the vehicle and fled. A manhunt captured three of them before the night was over.

“It’s a reckless plan, makes you think what else are these people up to?” said Sapienza.

Police have identified the suspects as 21-year-old Nykem Alston, 35-year-old Alfred Long and 21-year-old Alexander Wilson.

The suspects’ vehicle crashed into a retaining wall of a house on Marshall Road near Birch Street, police said. Wilson was hospitalized following the crash, police said.

The NYPD reached out to see if an April 29 smash-and-grab on the Grand Concourse was done by the same crew.


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