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Robbers Take $800,000 in Jewelry from NYC Store, Attack Workers with Bear Spray [Video]

A group of 10 robbers entered Revel Jewelers at around 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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Robbers took $800,000 in jewelry from a retailer in The Bronx, NY, and attacked store workers with bear spray.

A group of 10 robbers entered Revel Jewelers at around 7 p.m. Wednesday, the New York Post reports.

Police said one of the thieves flashed a gun. Another reportedly attacked store employees with bear spray. Scroll down to watch a news video about the crime.

Six workers were in the store at the time of the robbery, according to police. They were taken to the hospital for treatment following the incident.

The suspects broke glass cases and put jewelry into bags before fleeing, police said.

NBC New York quoted witness Nicholas Lassi saying that “people were coughing and covering their eyes” due to the bear spray.

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“They were messed up pretty bad. Eyes were puffed up, seemed like they got sprayed head-on, in the face,” he said.

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