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R.S. Durant Jewelry Store Heist Netted $1 Million (VIDEO)

03/31/2010 05:12 am 05:12:02 | Updated May 25, 2011

NEW YORK — Police say an armed robber who fatally shot a Madison Avenue jewelry store worker made off with nearly $1 million worth of sapphires, diamonds, emeralds and other jewels.

A sketch has been released of the suspect, who fired once and killed 71-year-old Henry Menahem in the brazen robbery Wednesday. The gunman remains on the loose. Police also recovered a box on Thursday with a Faberge-style egg, though not one of the original famous eggs.

Menahem was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead after the robbery at R.S. Durant.

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