Robbers with sledgehammer snatch jewellery from Yonkers store
Recently produced video clip shows four brazen robbers use a sledgehammer to smash a Yonkers jewelry store window – then steal an estimated $100,000 value of goods.
The wide daylight snatch-and-get at Golden Sq. Jewelry on South Broadway happened Thursday at 5:20 p.m., sparking a transient auto chase and manhunt that ended with a few of the thieves in cuffs, cops said.
The short surveillance online video displays a person man in a hoodie, mask and gloves forcefully swing a crowbar at the shop window a few moments ahead of 3 other in the same way dressed gentlemen run up – just one who swings a sledgehammer.
The glass shatters but generally stays intact and the intruders attain in through holes to consider as substantially gold and jewellery from the screen as they can prior to working off.
Just one of the suspects begins to depart then arrives back for seconds as his accomplices keep on to loot the retail store, the movie demonstrates. A store worker operates to the avenue, picks up the discarded sledgehammer and runs right after the team, the video clip reveals.
Later on, the 4 males – all Bronx residents – fled in an SUV and took law enforcement on a temporary chase in advance of crashing on residential Marshall Road, police said. The occupants then ran off on foot with cops in pursuit.
Two males were swiftly arrested and a 3rd picked up hiding in the woods in close proximity to the Observed Mill River Parkway, Yonkers law enforcement mentioned. The fourth suspect was identified but is nonetheless at massive, in accordance to cops.
Nyken Alston, 21, Alfred Lengthy, 35, had been billed with felony robbery, grand larceny and theft and were being scheduled to be arraigned on Friday. Alston gave cops a faux title in an evident effort to hide that he experienced a bench warrant out of New York City for an attempted murder demand in 2019, law enforcement said.
The third suspect, Alexander Wilson, 21, had still to be billed and was hospitalized with accidents from the SUV crash, according to authorities.
Mayor Mike Spano thanked the officers for the speedy arrests.
“Let it be a clear, immediate information to any and all criminals who imagine they can undermine our town — we will locate you and be certain you are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the regulation so not to terrorize our residents and firms,” Spano explained in a assertion.