NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a midday jewelry store robbery in New York City's Diamond District.
Rondu Frisby was charged early Tuesday with robbery and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Police say the 37-year-old was an acquaintance of the owner. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer.
One of the store's co-owners was pistol whipped during the brazen midtown Manhattan heist last Tuesday as the Veterans Day Parade marched nearby.
Police say one suspect entered the eighth-floor Watch Standard Jewelry store, pulled out a gun and grabbed jewelry while a second suspect waited in the hallway as lookout.
The co-owner was forced to empty the contents of a safe. About a half million dollars in jewelry was taken.
The second suspect was still being sought.