Wednesday, June 7, 2023

New York mob jewel heist ring nailed

A robbery crew that cops and the FBI have linked to the Luchese and Gambino crime families was busted in connection with a $2 million heist in Manhattan. Ring leader is Luchese crime family associate Frank 'Skip' Dipietro, 65. Crew members dressed as construction workers robbed a Madison Avenue jewelry store. Bayco Jewels at Madison Ave near East 61st Street was the target. The store serves celebrities like Beyoncé and Rihanna. It requires a credit check before an appointment to go to the penthouse showroom can been made. Vincent Spagnuolo, Vincent Cerchio and Samuel Sorce were also among those charged with federal robbery-related counts. DiPietro previously served 19 years in federal prison related to the mob killing of a witness. All five suspects appeared in court and were ordered held without bail.