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Two arrested after brazen heist at NY Fifth Avenue jewellery store

Published on Feb 1, 2014 6:08 AM

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Two men have been arrested in connection with a brazen, daytime heist at a posh New York City jewellery store, while three other suspects were still being sought, police said on Friday.

The two men were taken into custody less than a day after five masked robbers wielding hammers stormed the Cartier jewellery store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and grabbed 16 watches.

There were shoppers in the store and the neighbourhood was filled with pedestrians at the time of the heist, which took place at about 12.30pm on Thursday (1.30am, Friday, Singapore time).

The thieves smashed a glass display case to grab the watches, police said.

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