Thief uses sledge hammer to steal $200k from Brooklyn jewelry store

Jewelry thief
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are looking to identify a man who used a sledge hammer to break into a Downtown Brooklyn jewelry store last week, authorities said.

At approximately 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, the suspect entered a jewelry store located at 117 Seventh Ave. that was closed for business by breaking the glass front door with a sledge hammer, the NYPD said.

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The suspect proceeded to steal various pieces of jewelry valued at approximately $200,000 before fleeing, according to officials.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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