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Police: Man Wanted For Snatching Gold Chains From Bronx Jewelry Store

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Newly released video shows a suspect fleeing the scene of a jewelry store robbery in the Bronx.

It happened shortly after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at a store on West Burnside Avenue in Morris Heights.

Police said the suspect asked to see three gold necklaces, worth about $1,000.

After they were placed on the counter, he allegedly grabbed them and ran out.


A store employee confronted the man, but police said he was threatened with a knife.

Investigators say they're searching for a man 35 to 40 years old, 6' to 6'2" tall, last seen wearing a black jacket, yellow and blue striped polo short, black and white sneakers, a baseball cap and sunglasses.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

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