Thieves run off with $66,000 from Diamond District Jewelry Store

August 16, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

A sign outside a jewelry store in the 'Diamond District' March 6, 2007 in New York City.  (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
A sign outside a jewelry store in the 'Diamond District' March 6, 2007 in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Two armed men wearing black stole $66,000 worth of cash and jewelry from W. 47th St. jeweler, Namat Inc. on Saturday.

Shortly before 2 p.m. on August 14, the thieves took $29,000 in cash and $37,000 worth of jewels. The owner and his son were tied up with phone cords and cable wire after being forced at gunpoint to open their safe, according to the NY Daily News.

They recalled the robbers were of Latino descent and in their late 20’s to early 30’s. One of the men was weighty, while the other was skinny and carried a gun. They wore black clothes, black hats, and tinted sunglasses.

When they entered the jewelry store, the skinny man told the owner to open the safe. The owner and his son did so, and were not hurt. They took about 20 minutes to unravel themselves after the robbers left with the loot, reported The Wall Street Journal. The police were called at 1:56 p.m.

The two thieves also impaired the store's security cameras, reported New York Fox News. Police were searching the area (between 5th and 6th Avenue), questioning those who may have seen the thieves.