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Jewelry Store Robbed of $500,000 in Brazen Smash-and-Grab

One employee was struck in the head with a gun.

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About $500,000 in jewelry and cash was stolen in a smash-and-grab robbery in Jersey City, NJ.

The crime happened late Sunday afternoon at Sara Jewelry, ABC 7 reports. Scroll down to watch a news video about the incident.

Five men entered the business and broke display cases, police said. One employee reportedly was struck in the head with a gun.

The men left in two cars. Surveillance cameras were not working, but bystanders captured cellphone video of the incident, according to ABC 7.

Among the items taken were “22-carat gold bangles, ear rings and necklaces encrusted with jewels,” according to NBC New York.

Police are still searching for the suspects.

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