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Brooklyn Jewelry Store Owner Shot During Robbery

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Studio Jewelry In Brooklyn (credit: Sonia Rincon, 1010 WINS)

Studio Jewelry In Brooklyn (credit: Sonia Rincon, 1010 WINS)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The owner of a Brooklyn jewelry store was shot during a robbery Monday afternoon.

Authorities said the 55-year-old owner of Studio Jewelry in Greenpoint was taken to Bellevue Hospital following the incident, which occurred around 12:45 p.m.

Sonia Rincon, of 1010 WINS, reported that the victim — Richard Sanocki — was shot once in the shoulder and is currently in stable condition.  He had apparently just returned to work following a vacation.

Neighbors Say They Weren’t Aware Of What Was Happening. 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon Reports.

Sanocki has owned the jewelry store for 17 years.  His son, David, says he is expected to make a full recovery.

“He got shot, they robbed the store and they bounced…that’s all we know,” David Sanocki said.

Police say they are looking for two suspects and say it’s unclear how much jewelry was taken from the store.  Authorities are currently reviewing surveillance video for clues.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers (800)577-TIPS.

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