New York City Police are looking for three suspects wanted in a smash-and-grab robbery at a luxury Park Avenue auction house that won eight handbags worth $242,000.
Police said the incident was first reported just before 4 a.m. on March 7 after two unidentified individuals smashed the front window of the Heritage Auction at 445 Park Avenue with a hammer. is.
Once the suspect was able to break in through the window, the suspect obtained eight Hermès handbags worth a total of about $242,000, police said.
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Surveillance video provided by the NYPD captured a white Acura sedan parked at the scene and the three people exiting the vehicle, while the driver remained inside.
Two of the suspects who got out of the car are believed to have had hammers.
From another angle, surveillance cameras caught three suspects approaching the window. One stood on a street corner to watch, another stepped out of the frame, and another approached the window as if stepping into his home plate. Swing with pitch and hammer.
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After about 10 swings, the suspect stuck a hammer through the window and pulled out the entire panel.
Shards of glass were scattered all over the place after the panel hit the ground, and the suspect went inside to rob at least five bags before leaving with a lookout security guard.
When one suspect broke a window in frame, the surveillance camera shook, and the off-frame suspect appeared to break the window directly under the camera.
Police are urging anyone with information about the incident to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA in Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). is recommended.
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Tips can also be submitted by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips.