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Saturday, September 29, 2012

NYPD 16 Rolexes stolen in Madison Avenue gunpoint robbery

Cops are looking for a pair of thieves who robbed a midtown jewelry store at gunpoint before pepper-spraying the owner and fleeing with a dozen Rolexes Friday afternoon, police and witnesses said.

One of the audacious duo donned a business suit, the other a casual get-up of jeans and a hoodie, cops said.

The 49-year-old man who owns Madison Jewelers and a 52-year-old female employee at the Madison Ave. and E. 47th St. store were sprayed and refused medical attention but were shaken up by the ordeal, police and witnesses said.

Miguel Rivera, the fire safety director the store’s building said the female victim was “still in pain” and red-eyed 15 minutes after the robbery.

Both suspects are described as black men in their 30s.

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