FLUSHING, Queens (PIX11) — Police are searching for four people in connection to the armed robbery of a Flushing jewelry store that saw $500,000 in valuables stolen and a 79-year-old worker beaten, releasing a new surveillance photo late Sunday.
Around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, two men walked into the store on 39th Avenue near Prince Street and attacked the employee, punching, kicking, and pistol-whipping her, according to authorities.
The duo then grabbed jewelry cumulatively valued at about $500,000 and fled on foot, officials said. Investigators later determined that they escaped the area in a black Mercedes sedan last seen near College Point Boulevard and 34th Avenue.
First responders brought the victim to an area hospital, where she was listed in what police described as stable condition.
Authorities released surveillance images of the two suspected crooks, and on Sunday released a photo of two other people wanted in connection to the hold-up. NYPD officials said that the two people in the image issued Sunday allegedly “acted in concert” with the robbery suspects, but did not provide further details.
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