Daring Diamond Heist in NYC

Thieves make off with over $500,000 in watches and jewelry, then melt into parade crowd in New York City.
1:40 | 11/13/14

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and to that brazen heist. Well-dressed thieving striking in broad daylight. Making off with more than a half million worth of watches and jewelry. Tonight, police scouring the new surveillance tape for clues and ABC's Tom llamas has late details. Reporter: The nypdarmor. Assault weapons drawn. Hunting down two jewel thieves in Manhattan's diamond district. Police clearing the building. Workers marched out with their hands up. Nobody expects a robbery like this. Everybody's got interlocking doors. There's security everywhere. Reporter: Tonight, investigators pouring over surveillance videos, looking for this man in the suit and tie. They think he was buzzed up to the 8th floor jewelry shop, posing as a currier, asking for the owner by name. This man, cops believe, was the lookout. The crime, fast and well planned. The haul? More than half a million dollars. Most of what's stolen was high end watches. Watches just like the ones you see here. This watch right here, $30,000. This one, close to $40,000. And this one, mrs number with diamonds -- $72,000. Police taking their search to the roof sources tell ABC news the men likely didn't exit from the roof. Vanishing into crowds gathered for the veterans day parade. They had a great knowledge of the situation. They cased this place prior. They came in boldly, they came in comfortably. Reporter: Police think their ultimate escape route? Blending in with the masses on the New York City subway. Tom llamas, ABC news, New York.

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