Bushwick, in spite of how affluent it becomes, will probably never be a neighborhood known for its quality precious metals, jewels or jewelry stores (unless, of course, you count the beautiful selection at the pawn shop on Knickerbocker).
And so, it comes as something of a surprise that a trio of not so crafty robbers, all white males in their twenties from Connecticut, would attempt to stick up the bar at its prime hour, midnight, when they believed it to be a jewelry store that would, logically, be totally deserted at this time.
Upon entering the bar in ski masks and with toy guns they spray painted black, the patrons at Precious Metal sized up the trio, whose names still have yet to be released by the police, looked them up and down and then turned back to drinking. It took several hours for the authorities to arrive and charge them for attempted robbery as they were given the over-the-phone description by the bartender of the perpetrators being Caucasian. So let it be known to those looking to make a fast buck, Precious Metal has no precious metals to offer. You’re better off panning for it at Rockaway.
Written by Genna Rivieccio