New Canaan jewelry store robbed Wednesday afternoon
Henry C. Reid & Son, a jewelry store at 72 Elm St., was robbed mid-afternoon on Wednesday, Nov. 6, after someone took a sledgehammer to the front window, according to police.
Police said the robbery took place at approximately 4:03 p.m. and that no one was injured during the incident.
Police responded to the 911 call made just after 4 p.m. within a minute, but the suspects had fled the area already, making off with three Rolex watches valued at more than $50,000
The four suspects fled the area on foot from Elm Street, to South Avenue and then down Elm Court, police said. Stamford K-9 unit responded to the incident, but the suspects' trail was lost on Park Street, where police believe the suspects fled in a car.
An eyewitness who works at a nearby store, said she and another employee were cleaning in the front of the store when they saw a few men outside. She said she saw the same men standing in the area a few days prior.
Just around 4 p.m., she heard "three big bangs" and then saw the men take off running toward J. Crew, one of whom was carrying a small sledgehammer.
She said the men wore work gloves and reached into the jewelry store window display.
"This was a brazen act, undoubtedly witnessed by numerous people," said Capt. Vincent DeMaio, in a press release.
Police ask that any witnesses to the burglary or anyone that may have video or pictures of the suspects contact New Canaan Police at 203-594-3500.
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