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Two Arrested in Mount Kisco Jewelry Store Heist

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Westchester County police apprehended and arrested two Staten Island men by Thursday night in connection with the robbery of a Mount Kisco jewelry store earlier in the day.

Thomas Curry, 28, was arrested within minutes of the grab-and-run theft of two Rolex watches at Wilson & Son at 29 S. Moger Ave.

The second suspect, Joseph Mason, 25, eluded police for close to eight hours but was eventually taken into custody at 10:30 p.m., said police spokesman Kieran O’Leary.

The combined value of the two watches was more than $50,000, O’Leary said.

Police said at about 2:50 p.m. Curry allegedly entered the store posing as a customer. After asking to see various high-end watches, Curry grabbed two of them from the counter and fled the store, O’Leary said.

He ran across South Moger Avenue to a waiting car, which witnesses described as a green or gold-colored Lincoln Navigator. The Navigator headed south on South Moger Avenue after the second suspect entered the car, according to police.

Minutes later Officer Scott Forsythe observed a vehicle matching the description of the car on Route 133 near Manchester Drive, O’Leary said. When the officer pulled the vehicle over, the passenger jumped out and ran off. Forsythe detained Curry, who was driving the car, and took him into custody.

Multiple law enforcement agencies joined in the search. Police used patrol officers, detectives, canines and the Aviation Unit helicopter in the manhunt for Mason, O’Leary said. Mason was taken into custody near one of the Lexington Avenue cemeteries.

Curry was charged with second-degree grand larceny, a felony. He was being held at the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla in lieu of $20,000 bail. He is due to appear in Mount Kisco Justice Court on Aug. 4.

Mason was charged with fourth-degree criminal facilitation, a misdemeanor. He will be arraigned at a later date.

Wilson & Son announced weeks ago the store will be closing. Its last day is scheduled to be on Sunday.


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