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NYPD: Armed Robbers Hold Up Jackson Heights Jewelry Store

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Nov. 30, 2016 Staff Report

Police are searching for three suspects who stormed a Jackson Heights jewelry store Tuesday night and threatened employees at gunpoint.

The three suspects, one woman and two men wearing dark clothing, entered Kunal Jewelers at 37-04 74th Street just before closing around 8 p.m. last night. The woman displayed a firearm and ordered the two employees not to move.

All three suspects began ransacking the cases in the store, and one went to the back and emptied out the safe, but were scared off when one of the employees tripped the alarm.

The suspects fled the premises, though police say they do not know if anything was taken.

Police initially believed the incident to be a hostage situation, leading to a shutdown of the street, but later said it was a robbery.

All three suspects are still at large and an investigation in to the incident is still ongoing.

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