Suspect In Deadly Shooting Of Westport Jeweler Arrested In Spain

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.

andrew robert levene 2 Suspect In Deadly Shooting Of Westport Jeweler Arrested In Spain

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.

  • disequilibrium1

    Chris, your hostility toward Jews notwithstanding, I read Westport police still are investigating. They might want your information.

  • chris connor

    I worked for this “tool” here on Nantucket, awfully full of himself and full of B.S., over extended himself with realestate, on island and had his property foreclosed on recently, must have been pretty desperate to pull this crap! When was the last tome you saw a Jewish robber actually using a gun instead of a checkbook!

  • royallen

    Perfect candidate for the death penalty,too bad New York doesn’t have one!

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