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Thieves in $4M New York Jewelry Heist Tried to Get a Cab, But Failed, Police Say (VIDEO)

‘Nobody would pick them up.’

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More details have emerged about a brazen robbery that took place Sunday at Avianne and Co. in Manhattan’s Diamond District.

The value of the jewelry taken has been estimated at $4 million, the New York Post reports.

And the robbers’ getaway appears to have been poorly planned. They tried to hail a cab, but had no luck, witnesses and surveillance footage indicate.

“Nobody would pick them up,” a police official told the Post. “They seemed to have it all worked out, except how to get away.”

What’s unknown is how they did get away. They vanished after running away on West 47th Street.

Police are still searching for the suspects, whose faces are shown clearly on security video.

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At least three suspects were involved in the robbery, which occurred at about noon, police said.

The suspects pulled guns on the four workers in the store and then tied them up with zip ties, police said. They then helped themselves to the display cases and the safe.

Avianne and Co. is known for its celebrity clientele, including numerous hip hop stars.

Watch a video about the robbery:

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