Robbery Murder During UES Jewellery Heist

hobo ken
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7:40 PM - Jan 27, 2010 #1

NY TIMES just reported this

The details were still unfolding, but the police said that someone entered the store at 962 Madison Avenue, between East 75th and 76th Streets, and that somehow in the ensuing moments, the worker was shot. It was not immediately known if the worker was the owner or an employee.

This should probably go in SP/LH forum...
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hobo ken
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10:09 AM - Feb 01, 2010 #2

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NEW YORK — Police say an armed robber who fatally shot a Madison Avenue jewelry store worker made off with nearly $1 million worth of sapphires, diamonds, emeralds and other jewels.
A sketch has been released of the suspect, who fired once and killed 71-year-old Henry Menahem in the brazen robbery Wednesday.

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Menahem was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead after the robbery at R.S. Duran
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10:09 AM - Feb 01, 2010 #3

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10:10 AM - Feb 01, 2010 #4


The suspect.
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3:45 PM - Feb 01, 2010 #5

From the NY TIMES

The yellow crime-scene tape stretched from the elegant iron railing outside the century-old Florian Papp antique furniture shop, past the R. S. Durant jewelry store next door and down the sidewalk to the edge of the doorway of F. M. Allen, a luxury safari and sportswear shop. It stopped short of Pat Areias, a small, upscale belt and buckle shop where the display window was already decorated with red hearts ... and a two-inch-wide alligator belt cost $720.
 
Just a few days ago, Donaldo Clough, 47, the manager at Pat Areias, had watched the rock star Jon Bon Jovi outside the shop’s window, waiting for a car. On Thursday afternoon, Mr. Clough stood behind the counter and watched detectives walk by the window. He watched a police van with flashing lights drive slowly down the street, blaring a recorded announcement that could be heard for blocks. News photographers and camera crews angled for the best shot on the sidewalk. The glass door of R. S. Durant still had smudges and a grayish residue after investigators dusted it for fingerprints.

One shop down from where Mr. Clough stood, that rarest of New York City crimes had happened: a murder on Madison Avenue.

A 71-year-old worker at R. S. Durant, Henry Menahem, was shot and killed during a noontime robbery on Wednesday. The gunman, wearing sunglasses, a black woolen hat and a scarf over the lower half of his face, told Mr. Menahem and a co-worker to fill up two canvas bags with gems. When they refused, the robber slid the magazine from his pistol, told them, “This is real,” and then slid the magazine back in before shooting Mr. Menahem in the chest, the authorities said. The gunman fled on foot and remains at large.
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3:47 PM - Feb 01, 2010 #6

I saw this on the news.

Its shocking

The UES would be the last place I would have expected this. Day or night.
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3:47 PM - Feb 01, 2010 #7


One shop down from where Mr. Clough stood, that rarest of New York City crimes had happened: a murder on Madison Avenue.


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3:51 PM - Feb 01, 2010 #8

From the NY Times link:

"The police said on Thursday that a search of the area turned up a Fabergé-style egg in a jewelry box that they believed the suspect had taken from the store and discarded. It was found sticking out of a bag next to a trash can at the northwest corner of Lexington Avenue and 73rd Street. The egg was not an actual Fabergé jeweled egg, and the police believed it was worth between $100 to $1,000."


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11:11 AM - Feb 02, 2010 #9

THIS IS WHAT WAS STOLEN

http://www.nypost.com/r/nypost/2010/01/ ... ctures.pdf

The thief made off with some 700 gems, which had been placed at the store by their owner under consignment. The haul was so heavy that the crook had to toss away a box containing a Fabergé egg.

ALSO FROM NY POST

threw two canvas bags at Menahem and a co-worker, ordering them to fill them up, cops said. Both men boldly refused. The gunman released the ammo clip from his 9mm semiautomatic handgun to show them the bullets.



"You think I'm kidding? This is real!" he yelled at Menahem, jamming the clip back in and firing once at his chest, police said.



Menahem fell to the ground, and the killer began to fill the bags himself, ordering the horrified co-worker to help.



The thug knocked over a glass display case in the 12-by-20-foot boutique and grabbed fistfuls of gems and diamond necklaces.



Menahem's co-worker pleaded with the shooter to let him call 911 so rescue workers could have a chance to save his life.



"No," the killer said.



THE POST GETS THE STORY ONCE AGAIN!
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