$300K jewel heist: Robber steals diamonds, gold dust from Brooklyn man

$300K jewel heist: Gun-wielding robber holds up 62-year-old driver and pepper sprays him in the face before fleeing with six bags of diamonds and gold dust from his car

  • The male suspect, who was wielding a gun, targeted the victim in Brooklyn, New York on Monday afternoon 
  • He stole a satchel from the victim that contained six packets of diamonds worth $200,000 and a 50-ounce package of gold dust, which is worth $95,000
  • It wasn’t immediately clear if the victim was a jewel merchant 
  • The victim told police the gun-wielding robber jumped into the passenger seat of his car before binding his feet and hands
  • The robber then sprayed what was believed to be pepper spray in the man’s face before fleeing the scene 
  • Police are hunting for an armed robber who stole $300,000 in diamonds and gold dust from a 62-year-old man after tying him up and spraying him with pepper spray.

    The male suspect, who was wielding a gun, targeted the victim in Brooklyn, New York on Monday afternoon.

    He stole a satchel from the victim that contained six packets of diamonds that are worth $200,000 and a 50-ounce package containing gold dust, which is worth $95,000.

    There was also $3,000 cash in the bag.

    The male suspect, who was wielding a gun, targeted the victim in Brooklyn, New York on Monday afternoon. Footage showed the victim being treated by first responders at the scene before being taken away in an ambulance

    The male suspect, who was wielding a gun, targeted the victim in Brooklyn, New York on Monday afternoon. Footage showed the victim being treated by first responders at the scene before being taken away in an ambulance








    It wasn’t immediately clear if the victim was a jewel merchant.

    Footage showed the victim being treated by first responders at the scene before being taken away in an ambulance.  

    The attack occurred in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood on East 19th Street at about 4pm.

    He said the robber suddenly got into the passenger seat of his car and pointed a gun at him.

    The attack occurred in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood on East 19th Street at about 4pm. The victim said the robber suddenly got into the passenger seat of his car (pictured above) and pointed a gun at him

    The attack occurred in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood on East 19th Street at about 4pm. The victim said the robber suddenly got into the passenger seat of his car (pictured above) and pointed a gun at him

    The robber then sprayed what was believed to be pepper spray in the man's face

    The victim is pictured pouring water into his eyes after the attack

    The robber taped the victim’s mouth shut and bound his hands and feet together. The robber then sprayed what was believed to be pepper spray in the man’s face. The victim is pictured pouring water into his eyes after the attack

    The victim told police the robber threatened to shoot him. 

    He taped the victim’s mouth shut and bound his hands and feet together.

    The robber then sprayed what was believed to be pepper spray in the man’s face.

    He grabbed the victim’s satchel from the car before fleeing the scene.

    The robber, who remains on the run, was wearing black pants, a black hat and mask, according to police.

    The robber stole a satchel from the victim's car that contained six packets of diamonds worth $200,000 and a 50-ounce package of gold dust, which is worth $95,000

    The robber stole a satchel from the victim’s car that contained six packets of diamonds worth $200,000 and a 50-ounce package of gold dust, which is worth $95,000