‘Construction worker’ robbers grab $800K in cash and jewelry


A rush-hour heist at a Brooklyn jewelry store yielded over $800,000 in jewels and cash for four armed robbers dressed as construction workers.

According to police, three armed men wearing construction attire entered Court Street Jewelers around 5 p.m. Thursday. The men beat the store owner and escaped with the money and jewelry.

“He had his head bashed open,” said a woman who witnessed the aftermath of the robbery.

“He was like running around screaming, ‘Help me, help me.’ A lot of people were calling the cops – it was really crazy.”

“There was a lot of blood… it was chaotic.”

During the robbery, a fourth man—dressed in Tyvek painters coveralls and wearing an aspirator over his face—remained outside the store as a lookout.

The suspects left behind construction gear, a helmet and a sign that read ‘”Danger Asbestos. Men at Work.”

Police are still searching for the suspects.

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