Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Wesport, CT - Suspect Held In Spain In Killing Of Conn. Jewish Jeweler
WESTPORT, Conn. – Weeks after a Westport jeweler was gunned down in his shop, authorities have made an arrest in connection with the case in Spain.
Andrew Robert Levene was arrested Monday.
Officials said he has been charged with federal murder, robbery and firearm offenses in the Dec. 8 shooting of 65-year-0ld Yekutiel Zeevi, the owner of YZ Manufacturers LLC.
Federal investigators said Levene made an appointment to buy $300,000 in diamonds but instead shot Zeevi and his associate before running off with the jewels.
Ronen Konfino, an executive at a New York diamond business, survived the attack.
Prosecutors said a few days after the fatal shooting, Levene flew to Amsterdam and was then tracked down in Spain.