On Valentine’s Day, thieves rammed a stolen pick-up truck into The Jewelry Center in Paramus, and used a stolen backhoe to steal about $250,000 worth of precious gems – and according to a new report, the whole thing was caught on tape.
Surveillance video footage of the heist obtained by ABC-7 shows several thieves crashing into the western wall of the store with a stolen Ford truck, ABClocal.com reported.
The thieves then wrap cables around a safe filled with jewelry, pull it into the parking lot, and raise it into the truck with a stolen backhoe, the report said.
The heist, which took two minutes, also caused about $100,000 in damage to the building, the report said.
The owner of The Jewelry Center, Joseph Ayaz, told ABClocal.com that watching his hard work disappear in a few minutes was “heartbreaking.”
The Paramus Police Department is asking anyone with information to call 201-262-3400 extension 553.