David Harvey Jewelers Robbed by Sledgehammer-Armed Men [Update]

The suspects were last seen driving down I-95, police said.

Update, 2:02 p.m.: 

According to Darien Police Capt. Fred Komm, three robbers entered David Harvey Jewelers around 11:08 a.m. wearing masks and brandishing small sledgehammers.

The trio ordered store employees and customers to get on the ground, Komm said in a statement, before smashing open several cases to grab pieces of jewelry and watches.

The suspects then fled the scene in a grey 1989 Toyota Camry driven by a fourth individual, Komm said. 

The sedan, registered to a Brooklyn resident, drove west on Post Road and entered I-95 south. It is unknown if the vehicle was stolen.

No weapons were displayed during the incident, Komm said, and the value of the items taken is unknown. The three suspects who entered the store were described by witnesses as black males.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the department's Detective Division at 203-662-5330.

Update, 12:18 p.m.:

David Harvey Jewelers is closed for the rest of the day, according to a sign hung on the door.

Tarps covered the store's windows Tuesday afternoon, obscuring the inside from view.

A similar robbery affected Betteridge Jewelers in Greenwich last November, when two masked men broke into the store and stole several high-end watches.

Original article:

are searching for multiple suspects after a robbery at David Harvey Jewelers (995 Post Rd.) Tuesday morning.

According to police transmissions, four men armed with sledgehammers entered the store shortly after 11 a.m., smashed open glass cases with the tools, and made away with multiple pieces of jewelry.

The suspects reportedly left the scene in a silver 1989 Toyota Camry, New York plate AXT9389. The vehicle was last seen driving down I-95 south, police said.

Patch will have more information as it becomes available.

max July 16, 2011 at 12:17 PM
I think they were picking out paint colors for their new individual private offices being built.
max July 16, 2011 at 12:20 PM
Police were given an accurate description of the car, including license plate. If the police ran out and got into their car at the same time they probably would have enter 95south on ledge Rd at the same time as the 1989 toyoda, or if police were alreedy in their car patrolling the post road, they may have even had an advantage.
max July 16, 2011 at 12:23 PM
Is there a copy of the police report available under FOI? Maybe Patch (yes you John) could do a follow up on this.
max July 16, 2011 at 12:25 PM
Another ball dropped, like the armed gunman at 1020 Post, and no further mention of the incident. We Darienites certainly pay a lot for 53 ticket writers.
sebastian dangerfield July 16, 2011 at 03:27 PM
To be fair, they linked this with a Greenwich robbery as well, so these guys just may be that clever. But, I think we have more than 53--and you are disrespecting them----they put their lives on the line, as they go after underage drinking parties.


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