$2 million in jewelry reported stolen from NYC Four Seasons

Jewelry reportedly worth US$2 million was stolen from the Four Seasons Hotel New York by two men early Sunday morning in a smash-and-grab from a lobby jewelry case near the front desk. 

The Associated Press reported that New York City police are looking for two thieves that allegedly distracted front desk staff and then used a sledgehammer to break open the Jacob & Co. display case before fleeing to a waiting get-away car.

The New York Post also reported that anonymous sources said the lobby security cameras were not functioning properly at the time of the robbery.

The hotel is owned by Beanie Baby magnate Ty Warner, who last November reportedly turned down an unsolicited offer to buy the 368-room hotel for US$900 million.