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Video: Robber clears case of jewelry in Brooklyn store

COBBLE HILL, Brooklyn (WABC) — Police are searching for a jewelry store robber who is believed to have hit the same Brooklyn business twice and got away with more than $200,000 worth of merchandise.

Surveillance video of the latest theft shows store clerk Melissa Joy Manning on Court Street in Cobble Hill shortly before 3:15 p.m. Tuesday honking at what she thought was a customer.

But the suspected thief, who was wearing a green tracksuit and mask, walked in right behind the man.

He appeared to take something out of his pocket, hugging one of the employees while threatening another and demanding to open a jewelry box.

In the video, he can be heard apparently saying “hurry up or I’ll kill you.”

Employees stood by helplessly as he emptied the box.

Owner Melissa Joy Manning said the store was also robbed in early February.

“It’s horrible to make fun of us saying, ‘Hi, I’m back,’ as if we should be happy to see him,” owner Melissa Joy Manning said.

Police are investigating whether the person who got inside acted as a lookout for the thief.

“Recently Mayor Adams was telling everybody to add sound recordings and some cameras, we did all that — were going to hire a security guard to the next level because we don’t feel safe,” Manning said.

Police are also looking for the same suspect in possibly at least two other jewelry store robberies in New York City since January.

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