MERIDEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — More than $4 million in jewelry was stolen from a store in Fairfield by masked men who kidnapped two employees at gunpoint from a home in Meriden, police said Friday.
Four armed men wearing masks and gloves broke into an apartment on Gravel Street in Meriden on Thursday and tied up four victims, police said.
Two of the victims, the manager of Lenox Jewelers in Fairfield and another store employee, were then blindfolded and taken to the store by two of the suspects, police said. The other suspects stayed behind with the other two victims.
One of the victims spoke with CBS 2’s Lou Young after a long night of talking to detectives.
“It wasn’t a robbery that lasted a few minutes in and out. It went for like over over two hours, an hour-and-a-half, two hours and you worried about your friends and yourself and everyone around you so, yeah, it wasn’t an easy one,” Antoine Abedui said.