Robber steals diamonds, gold dust from Brooklyn man

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$300K jewelry heist: Gun-wielding robber holds 62-year-old driver and pepper spray to his face before fleeing with six bags of diamonds and gold dust from his car

  • The male suspect, who wielded a gun, targeted the victim in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday afternoon
  • He stole a bag from the victim containing six packs of diamonds worth $200,000 and a 50-ounce pack of gold dust, worth $95,000
  • It was not immediately clear whether the victim was a jeweler
  • The victim told police the gun-wielding robber jumped onto the passenger seat of his car before tying up his feet and hands
  • The robber then shot what was believed to be pepper spray in the man’s face before he fled

Police are looking for an armed robber who stole $300,000 in diamonds and gold dust from a 62-year-old man after tying him up and spraying him with pepper spray.

The male suspect, who was wielding a gun, targeted the victim in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday afternoon.

He stole a bag from the victim containing six packs of diamonds worth $200,000 and a 50-ounce pack of gold dust, worth $95,000.

There was also $3,000 in the bag.

The male suspect, who was wielding a gun, targeted the victim in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday afternoon.  Footage shows the victim being treated on site by first responders before being taken away in an ambulance

The male suspect, who was wielding a gun, targeted the victim in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday afternoon. Footage shows the victim being treated on site by first responders before being taken away in an ambulance

It was not immediately clear whether the victim was a jeweler.

Footage shows the victim being treated on site by first responders before being taken away in an ambulance.

The attack took place around 4 p.m. in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood on East 19th Street.

He said the robber suddenly got into the passenger seat of his car and pointed a gun at him.

The attack took place around 4 p.m. in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood on East 19th Street.  The victim said the robber suddenly got into the passenger seat of his car (pictured above) and pointed a gun at him

The attack took place around 4 p.m. in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood on East 19th Street. The victim said the robber suddenly got into the passenger seat of his car (pictured above) and pointed a gun at him

The robber then sprayed what was believed to be pepper spray in the man's face

The photo shows the victim pouring water in his eyes after the attack

The robber taped the victim’s mouth shut and tied his hands and feet together. The robber then sprayed what was believed to be pepper spray in the man’s face. The photo shows the victim pouring water in his eyes after the attack

The victim told police that the robber threatened to shoot him.

He taped the victim’s mouth shut and tied his hands and feet together.

The robber then sprayed what was believed to be pepper spray in the man’s face.

He grabbed the victim’s bag from the car before fleeing.

The robber, who is still on the run, was wearing black pants, a black hat and a mask, according to police.

The robber stole a bag from the victim's car containing six packs of diamonds worth $200,000 and a 50-ounce pack of gold dust, worth $95,000

The robber stole a bag from the victim’s car containing six packs of diamonds worth $200,000 and a 50-ounce pack of gold dust, worth $95,000

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