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Did NY Jewelers Hire Phony Hasidic Jews in 'Snatch'-Like Heist? [VIDEO]

Feb 10, 2011 – 9:20 AM
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It's the video they didn't want you to see.

In a caper that recalls the Guy Ritchie crime film "Snatch," prosecutors say the owners of a jewelry store in New York City's Diamond District staged a fake robbery committed by perps wearing phony beards and black coats while disguised as Hasidic Jews, according to the New York Post.

Store owners told police the crooks got away with $7 million in precious jewels in the New Year's Eve 2008 heist.

But investigators say they've uncovered a shocking video that the store owners intended to destroy, showing the shopkeepers moving valuables out of the safe hours before the heist and replacing them with empty boxes -- so the hired thieves could leave something strewn around the store for police to find.

Read more at the New York Post.
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