It is a terrifying video. Two masked men slink into a Southampton mansion — carrying what appear to be small, black sacks or bags.
They enter through what appears to be the kitchen into a sitting room, then disappear into another room. One comes back, looking to make sure no one was following them.
Southampton Police did not say if there were other people, residents, at the Halsey Neck Lane home at the time, but the thieves go about their business quickly and confidently.
Did they know there would be an unlocked kitchen door? They carry what appears to be a black box out with them to a waiting vehicle.
As it turns out they were carrying a safe. Inside of it, authorities said, was $400,000 worth of jewelry.
The brazen theft occurred on August 10. This week Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offered a cash reward of up to $5000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this incident can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, texting “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637), or by email at www.tipsubmit.com. All calls, text messages, and emails will be kept confidential.