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Five Mob Associates Nabbed For Stealing $2M In Gems From Two Manhattan Shops

Five members of an alleged robbery crew linked by law enforcement to two of the Five Families were arrested Tuesday morning in connection with the heisting of $2 million in gems from two Manhattan jewelry stores. DiPietro, pointing gun, and Sellick burst into Bayco Jewels on January 3 (without an appointment). The two complaints (which make no mention of Cosa Nostra) charge Frank (Frankie the Fish) DiPietro, 65, of Red Bank, New Jersey; Vincent Cerchio, 69, of Howard Beach, New York; Vincent Spagnuolo, 65, of Monmouth Beach, New Jersey; Michael Sellick, 67, of Franklin Square, New York, and Samuel Sorce, 25, of Florham Park, New Jersey. The heists took place at a midtown store on January 3, 2023, and at a downtown store on May 20, 2023. The five are charged with conspiracy, robbery, and brandishing a firearm in connection with a violent crime. Each faces up to 27 years in prison. NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said the five defendants were associates of the Lucchese and Genove