New York – The NYPD made an arrest Monday in connection with high-end armed robberies in Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens.
According to police, two suspects in a black Mercedes targeted high-end venues and patrons in the area of West 28 Street and Sixth Avenue in the Flatiron district after 1 p.m. After this the police opened fire on the vehicle. No one was killed, but a suspect was arrested.
Police did not release details about the shooting and the apprehension as they searched for another suspect.
The first of at least 12 robberies began on August 14 when a 47-year-old man and a 27-year-old walked into the corner of West 30 St. and Broadway after leaving Tao Downtown before 4:30 a.m. Two men got out of a black Mercedes Benz, walked up to the victims, drew a gun and took away a slew of jewelry worth more than $4 million.
The second robbery took place after 1 pm on Saturday. A 34-year-old man had left the Pergola restaurant at 36 West 28th Street and was on his way to Broadway in Chelsea when a black Mercedes Benz came and parked in the corner.
Two men who got out of the car pointed a pistol at the victim. He took from the victim a Cuban necklace, a tennis bracelet and an Audemars watch, which totaled about $100,000.
The NYPD was also investigating a possible connection between the suspects and a shooting outside the trendy Philip Chow restaurant on the Upper East Side.