Connect with us

Headlines

Thief in Burqa Steals $800,000 in Jewelry from Piaget Store in Manhattan

He was armed with a spray bottle.

mm

Published

on

A man in a burqa-like garment stole $800,000 in jewelry and watches from a Piaget store in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of Manhattan.

The theft took place just before 4 p.m. Sunday, the New York Post reports.

Police say the man asked to see a necklace. As the employee showed him the piece, he realized the customer was holding a watch.

Upon being questioned about the timepiece, the suspicious man sprayed toward the employee with a spray bottle.

The thief then made off with the necklace and two watches. The total value of the merchandise was $800,600, the Post reports.

Police have had trouble identifying the culprit “because the head covering — typically worn by women in some Muslim cultures — concealed most of the man’s face,” according to the Post.

Advertisement

Read more at the New York Post

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

It’s Going to Set Us Up Very Nicely for Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life. And if you’re like most jewelers contemplating retirement, you’re hoping that your going-out-of-business sale will add to your nest egg — with minimal complications. That’s exactly what Doug and Jacki Friedrich, fourth-generation owners of Friedrich Jewelers Inc., of Vernon, Conn., experienced when they selected Wilkerson to run their sale. “Jewelers who are contemplating a sale should go with Wilkerson because of their experience,” says Doug. And with financial goals “exceeding expectations,” the couple can now focus on enjoying the next chapter of their lives. “It’s going to set us up very nicely for retirement,” says Jacki. “The money’s coming in and we have no complaints. It’s been wonderful.”

Promoted Headlines

Most Popular