NYC jewelry store owner, 79, is beaten and pistol whipped during $500,000 heist in broad daylight

NYC jewelry store owner, 79, is beaten and pistol whipped during $500,000 heist in broad daylight

  • Disguised as Amazon delivery men, the pair ambushed and attacked the owner  
  • The 79-year-old owner of Diamond Collect suffered from injuries to the head

Police have released surveillance footage of a jewelry store in New York City after its elderly owner was beaten and pistol-whipped during a $500,000 daylight robbery heist. 

Two unidentified men entered the Queens jewelry shop at 2.30pm, before striking the store owner in the head with a weapon and taking off with $500,000 worth of stolen goods.

The 79-year-old owner of Diamond Collect, who was watching over the business at the time, suffered from injuries to the head after the robbery at the 39th Avenue store on Wednesday, February 22. 

The video footage displays one of the robbers, who is caught wearing a blue Amazon delivery worker jacket, luring the vulnerable woman to open the front door.

The imposter delivery man waited within a close distance of the shop before ambushing the woman, named Yuchi Lin, who went to open the door to grab the parcel. 

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Two unidentified men entered the Queens jewelry shop at 2.30pm, before striking the store owner in the head with a weapon and taking off with $500,000 worth of stolen goods

The pair of burglars was last spotted running north on Prince Street, officials claimed, as police urge anyone with information to come forward

The pair of burglars was last spotted running north on Prince Street, officials claimed, as police urge anyone with information to come forward 

He proceeded to run towards the woman and pushed her inside, before entering

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