Masked men use hammer in jewelry theft at Green Acres Mall

Surveillance video captured two masked men using a hammer to smash into a display case at a Zales store and steal jewelry.



The incident happened Thursday afternoon at the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream.



In the footage, the suspects can be seen striking a display case three times with a hammer. The glass shatters, and one of the men grabs jewelry from inside. After one of the suspects flees, the second man grabs more jewelry from the floor and takes off.



Police say the suspects had a getaway car waiting outside.



Several employees and customers were in the store at the time, but no one was hurt.



Police ask anyone with information to call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.


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