Suspect arrested in NYC jewelry store robbery

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Posted: Nov 18, 2014 6:15 AM

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.