Posted on May 15, 2022

Wild Video Shows Thieves With Sledgehammer Snatch $100K Worth of Jewelry From NY Store

Mark Lungariello, New York Post, May 13, 2022

Newly released video shows four brazen thieves use a sledgehammer to smash a Yonkers jewelry store window – then steal an estimated $100,000 worth of merchandise.

The broad daylight snatch-and-grab at Golden Square Jewelry on South Broadway happened Thursday at 5:20 p.m., sparking a brief car chase and manhunt that ended with three of the thieves in cuffs, cops said.


Afterwards, the four men – all Bronx residents – fled in an SUV and took police on a brief chase before crashing on residential Marshall Road {snip}

Two men were quickly arrested and a third picked up hiding in the woods near the Saw Mill River Parkway, Yonkers police said. The fourth suspect was identified but is still at large, according to cops.

Nyken Alston, 21, Alfred Long, 35, were charged with felony robbery, grand larceny and burglary and were scheduled to be arraigned on Friday. Alston gave cops a fake name in an apparent effort to hide that he had a bench warrant out of New York City for an attempted murder charge in 2019, police said.