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Armed robbers steal $100,000 worth of jewelry from Chinatown store: police

CHINATOWN, N.Y. — Over $100,000 was stolen from a jewelry store in Chinatown Tuesday, police said.

At about 2:15 p.m., police received a report about a jewelry store heist at the Lucky Diamond Corp. on 80 Bowery in Chinatown, police said.

One of the alleged robbers displayed a firearm while a second man jumped over the store's counter and placed about 123 pieces of jewelry in a bag, according to police.

The robbers fired on round through the store's door when they couldn't get it up, said police. The second male then kicked the glass down and ran out of the store.

They took off in an unknown direction with over $100,000 worth of jewelry, according to police.

Two other men acted as lookouts outside the store.

No injuries were reported, police said.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).