Jewelry Store Burglar Comes in Through Ceiling, Leaves in Cab

NEW YORK (AP/Hamodia) -
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The suspected burglar entering a cab after the burglary. (NYPD)

A burglar who cleaned out practically all of the merchandise in a jewelry store grabbed the haul after coming in through the ceiling – then hailed a cab after grabbing the loot.

Police say the burglar entered Shlomi Jewelry at 37-65 Junction Boulevard in Queens though the ceiling, and then cut all the wires to the surveillance equipment, ABC7 reports.

The store owner says almost all of the inventory was taken.

Police say the loot was valued at an estimated $100,000.

The burglar was then captured on surveillance footage hailing a livery cab.

He is described as a male, Hispanic, 30 to 40 years-old, wearing a hoodie and face mask.