A 67-year-old store owner was hospitalized following the robbery of a jewelry store in Downtown Brooklyn
Around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Court Street Jewelers on Court Street, three men dressed as construction workers went into the store, took out a handgun and assaulted the owner.
Police said one man dressed in a white protective/Tyvek suit stayed outside the store as a lookout. According to the New York City Police Department, he obstructed the view into the store with an umbrella
The men took more than $850,000 of jewelry, gold and cash from displays and a safe, police said, then fled northbound on Court Street.
The owner was treated for a cut on his head at Methodist Hospital.
One of the suspects left his Tyvek suit on the subway platform. A “danger asbestos – men at work” sign was found discarded outside the store.
So far, there are no arrests.