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The New York Police Department (NYPD) are currently on a massive hunt for three alleged men who have stolen approximately $6million worth of gems from a Korean jewelry seller situated in Korea Town, New York.

According to the authorities, all three male suspects had entered into the KGH store late evening around 11 pm.

It seems that the three thieves had entered the store with the help of hammers and were able to meddle their way inside the store, which sits near 36th Street and Sixth Avenue.

Perfect Distraction

The authorities meanwhile had been distracted and far more focused on the over 1 million people who were celebrating the New Year’s Eve festivities in the streets that took place in Times Square.

As the festivities took hold, the three men went about and proceeded to break into two safes and successfully evaded the area with over $6 million worth of gems in their possession.

The authorities state that the thieves had allegedly made their way by means of a freight entrance, and had made their way up the stairs onto the sixth floor. All three men patiently waited within the building to make their move since around 10 pm.

And Away They Go!

The NYPD reported to NBC 4 New York that the burglars upon breaking into the safes had quickly shoved a bunch of diamonds, necklaces, rings, as well as a shocking 18 karat gold bracelet as well into the backpacks they had brought with them, and then quickly fled the scene all together by escaping through the stairwell that was situated on the sixth floor.

The police have not reported or found any injuries or deaths related to this incident. The hunt is still currently ongoing and the NYPD have requested from all citizens with any information regarding this incident to contact them immediately.

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Sara O'Connell
A passionate photographer from Arizona, Sara enjoys art and culture.