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(NEW YORK) — A 67-year-old man was hospitalized after thieves dressed as construction workers robbed a jewelry store in New York City, police said.

According to the New York City Police Department, officers responded to a 911 call about a robbery at Court Street Jewelers in downtown Brooklyn on Thursday night around 5:30 p.m.

Detectives determined that three men had entered the jewelry store, brandished a handgun and assaulted the 67-year-old male employee before making off with approximately $800,000 worth of jewelry, gold and cash. One man remained outside the store during the robbery as a lookout, police said.

The employee suffered a laceration to his head and was transported to a local hospital in fair condition, police said.

According to ABC station WABC-TV in New York City, police said the three men inside were dressed as construction workers, while their lookout was clad in a white protective Tyvek suit and used an umbrella to obstruct the view into the store.

No arrests have been made in the case and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

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