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Suspect In Deadly Shooting Of Westport Jeweler Arrested In Spain

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Andrew Robert Levene (credit: U.S. Department Of Justice)

Andrew Robert Levene (credit: U.S. Department Of Justice)

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WESTPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – Weeks after a Westport jeweler was gunned down in his shop, authorities have made an arrest in connection with the case in Spain.

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Andrew Robert Levene was arrested Monday.

Officials said he has been charged with federal murder, robbery and firearm offenses in the Dec. 8 shooting of 65-year-0ld Yekutiel Zeevi, the owner of YZ Manufacturers LLC.

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Federal investigators said Levene made an appointment to buy $300,000 in diamonds but instead shot Zeevi and his associate before running off with the jewels.

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Andrew Robert Levene (credit: U.S. Department Of Justice)

Ronen Konfino, an executive at a New York diamond business, survived the attack.

Prosecutors said a few days after the fatal shooting, Levene flew to Amsterdam and was then tracked down in Spain.

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