| NEW YORK
NEW YORK Jan 31 Two men have been arrested in
connection with a brazen, daytime heist at a posh New York City
jewelry store, while three other suspects were still being
sought, police said Friday.
The two men were taken into custody less than a day after
five masked robbers wielding hammers stormed the Cartier jewelry
store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and grabbed 16 watches.
There were shoppers in the store and the neighborhood filled
with pedestrians at the time of the heist, which took place at
about 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.
The thieves smashed a glass display case to grab the
watches, police said.
Police said they did not have an exact value for the
watches, but timepieces at Cartier, one of the most exclusive
jewelers in the world, range from $2,500 to over $60,000,
according to the store's website.
Local newspapers said the timepieces are valued at more than
Two men, both in their 30s and living in the city's borough
of Brooklyn, were in custody on Friday and charged with robbery,
according to New York Police Department spokeswoman Karen
One of the men also was charged with possession of criminal
Police were still seeking three other suspects and
reviewing surveillance video from the store.
Officials at Cartier did not immediately respond to a
request for comment.
(Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Gunna Dickson)