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Cops hunt for two men who robbed jewelry store

The NYPD released a surveillance video, which they said depicts two suspects stealing jewelry from the Yogi Lala Jewelers in the Steinway section of Astoria. Image courtesy NYPD
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STEINWAY — The NYPD was looking for two suspects wanted in connection with a grand larceny within the 114th Precinct, police said.

According to police, two men entered Yogi Lala Jewelers, at 30-07 Steinway St., April 13 around 7:10 p.m. pretending to shop for jewelry. They distracted the staff and loosened the glass showcase by cutting out its silicone and removed property without permission, police said.

Police described the first suspect as a black man about 50 years old, 6 feet tall and about 180 pounds with dark skin and a bald head.

The second suspect was a roughly 30-year-old black male at about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds with dark skin and a ceasar hair style, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to this missing person is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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