PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn (PIX11) — Two crooks swiped over $100,000 in valuables from a Prospect Lefferts Gardens jewelry store on Friday, according to authorities.
The duo walked into the store on Flatbush Avenue near Parkside Avenue around 5:30 p.m., confronted a 79-year-old man, forcibly snatched assorted jewelry cumulatively valued at six-figures, and fled, police said.
No injuries were initially reported by police in the robbery, but an NYPD spokesperson later said that the victim was hospitalized with injuries to the head and face.
Investigators released a surveillance image of two suspects early Sunday, requesting tips from anyone with information.
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