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Police Give Description of Robbers

The Greenwich Police Department has released descriptions of the two sledgehammer-wielding suspects who robbed Betteridge Jewelers on Greenwich Avenue and fled in a white Honda on Tuesday morning.

The first suspect is described as a black male, average height and build, in his early to late 20s wearing a full face mask. The second suspect is described as a black male of average height and heavy set, in his early to late 20s, wearing a full face mask. Police also said they believe at least one other suspect was driving the getaway car.

At 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, the Greenwich Police Department received a report of an armed robbery at the store at 117 Greenwich Ave. According to Lt. Kraig Gray, the department's public information officer who was on the scene, every available officer responded.

"Preliminary investigations reveal two suspects wearing masks entered the store with sledgehammers and threatened employees," said Gray. "They smashed a display case and removed jewelry contained in it before fleeing the area."

One employee sustained minor scrapes after being pushed by one of the robbers.

"Betteridge Jewelers has been robbed before a few years ago," said Gray, "though all suspects were apprehended in that case."

Police were asking for help in locating the vehicle, described as an older model white Honda, four door, with a New York registration with the partial characters on the plate of D17.

"There is the potential it was abandoned within Greenwich," said Gray. No further information will be released regarding the open investigation, Gray said Wednesday.

Anyone seeing a vehicle or persons matching the descriptions should contact the Greenwich Police Department at 203-622-8003.

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