Wayne Jewelry Store Robbed at Gunpoint, Cops Say

Man brandished handgun, made off with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

A man armed with a handgun robbed a Hamburg Turnpike jewelry store late Tuesday afternoon, said.

A man entered at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the cash register, Capt. Mark McGrath said. 

The man made off with an undisclosed amount of money, McGrath said. Before leaving the store, the man told the owner and his son to turn around and face the wall, McGrath said. 

Det./Sgt. Al Strumolo described the man as white, approximately 30 to 40 years old and about 6-foot-2 with a slim build and wearing a bandanna at the time of the robbery.

Police are looking for a dark-colored Volkswagen that may have been involved in the robbery, McGrath said.

The owner and his son were the only two people in the store when the robbery occurred, McGrath said. They were not available for comment. The store sells jewelry and collectables, including baseball cards and old gold and silver coins.

Anyone with information should contact the Wayne Police Detective Bureau at 973-633-3530.

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Nose Wayne August 09, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Guess the jewelry stores that were raided were also "Nickel and Dime" stores also ?
unrealthistown August 09, 2012 at 04:32 AM
Yes, I was in the right store. It just does not sound right to me,
unrealthistown August 09, 2012 at 04:33 AM
The Jewelry stores were in the Willowbrook mall outlet,,,Front for the Russian Mob, Not a good idea for Fox News to go there again
Emanon August 11, 2012 at 02:21 PM
The police definitely deserve our support , and I commend most of the officers for doing a great job under difficult circumstances; however, but one must admit , if you are really honest , that the Yellow Light cameras are not meant to "help the children" , but merely as an excuse to extract money from the tax paying citizens of Wayne. Yes when somebody blatantly runs a red light he should be ticketed, but when a motorist has a vehicle behind him , and he jams on his brakes as soon as the light turns yellow ........an accident will surely result. What we need are surveillance cameras provided by the mall owners , which could be tied into a police monitoring situation. This would definitely be money better spent. I "NOSE" that this could work!
kenny c August 11, 2012 at 07:52 PM
what goes around comes around...buying gold etc. no questions asked from minors..!


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