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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.




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.


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



Moving Up — Not Out — with Wilkerson

Trish Parks has always wanted to be in the jewelry business and that passion has fueled her success. The original Corinth Jewelers opened in the Mississippi town of the same name in 2007. This year, Parks moved her business from its original strip mall location to a 10,000-square foot standalone store. To make room for fresh, new merchandise, she asked Wilkerson to organize a moving sale. “What I remember most about the sale is the outpouring excitement and appreciation from our customers,” says Parks. Would she recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers? “I would recommend Wilkerson because they came in, did what they were supposed to and made us all comfortable. And we met our goals.”

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