NYPD: Bandits Make Off With Over $100K In Merchandise From Staten Island Jeweler

It’s a heist worthy of Mission: Impossible.

A pair of bandits equipped with night goggles made off with $100,000 worth of swag from a Staten island jewelry store Sunday.

The crooks struck Fortune Jewelers on New Dorp Lane near Clawson St. about 3:50 a.m., cops said.

“We saw surveillance – we have cameras, we have them on video,” said a man who identified himself as the owner’s son but declined to give his name.

The crooks broke into a vacant dry cleaning business next door to gain entry to the rear of the jewelry shop, he said.

“They used a sledgehammer to break everything,” the son said.

Video showed the burglars wearing head-to-toe dark clothes, heavy-duty gloves, masks and night goggles. One wore a headlamp flashlight, the owner’s son said.

The thieves made off with gold rosary beads and chains, charm bracelets and cross pendants, police said.

Neither the store nor police released the surveillance footage.

The family, who immigrated to the U.S. from Russia, have run the business for 30 years, helping to pay the owner’s son’s college tuition, the son said.

“What really sucks about this is my parents work hard. It’s a heavy hit for us,” the son said.

“We’re the wrong people for this to have happened to,” he said. “My mom goes to charitable events, she goes to church all the time.”

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