Manhattan Jewelry Store Hit By Smash-And-Grab Thieves

 Wednesday, May 13, 2015

 NBC New York

Three men dressed in black suits with red ties and fedoras robbed a high-end Madison Avenue jewelry store in a brazen midday smash-and-grab Tuesday, making off with several dozen Rolex watches, authorities said. The men walked into the Tourneau store near East 53rd Street at about 1 p.m., smashed the display case with wrenches and stole the watches before fleeing on foot, police said. It wasn’t clear what their haul was estimated to be worth. A retired police officer was working in the store and gave chase.