NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Investigators remained in the famed Diamond District in Midtown late into the night Tuesday, after police say armed robbers boldly tricked their way into a building, robbed a store, and pistol-whipped the owner.
As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, the robbery took place at on the eighth floor of the building at 23 W. 47th St. at around 2:30 p.m. — just off Fifth Avenue, where the annual Veterans Day Parade was taking place.READ MORE: Gabby Petito's Family Speaks Publicly For 1st Time Since Her Body Was Found: 'We Can't Let Her Name Be Taken In Vain'
The NYPD Tactical Unit was called to the scene, and police swarmed the block in search of suspects as they cordoned off the area from pedestrians.
The evidence team investigating the incident worked into the night, taking pictures and retrieving surveillance video.
Police sources told CBS2 the suspects escaped with a “bag full” of undisclosed jewelry, and no hostages were taken.
One of the suspects was well-dressed and posing as a delivery man, and was buzzed into the office, while the other followed behind, police sources said.