New clues in Brink’s heist mystery? Video shows ‘suspicious’ men at jewelry show
Brink’s security guards are still on the hunt for the thieves who stole more than $1 million in jewelry from its Manhattan store.
An FBI investigation to determine if the thieves acted alone or with accomplices is continuing, but the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is working with the FBI to identify those involved in the heist.
A jewelry security guard claims she saw four men at the Brink’s store early Thursday afternoon. The guard, who asked to remain anonymous, was one of at least two witnesses who recognized a suspect.
The jewelry store was targeted about two weeks ago. It is still being searched for the third and final time.
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One of the four men seen at the jewelry store, where they say they were held captive for more than three hours, has been located
The guard’s tip led authorities to a man in his 40s who was captured on camera sitting in a gray, Ford Econoline and driving past the Brink’s heist.
The man, who appeared to have a shaved head, has been identified as Ronald Briscoe – an ex-con with a history of fraud at an apartment complex.
The guard’s tip was also instrumental in getting a second and possibly third man in custody.
Earlier Thursday, detectives had tracked Briscoe down after he posted YouTube videos of himself and his friends acting in a manner similar to that of the Brink’s thieves – using fake IDs and a stolen credit card to buy the items.
The men are accused of stealing about $1 million in Brink’s jewelry and other goods. Authorities are also looking for a third suspect, who appears to have left the store, after the heist, who’s described as an Asian male.
The guard described the men as wearing white