Athlete claims $750,000 in jewelry was shanghaied from his Tribeca abode

By Chris Harris
Updated December 24, 2015 11:00 AM
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Police in New York City have released security video footage of the two women who allegedly made off with $750,000 in jewelry from Knicks forward Derrick Williams’ Tribeca apartment.

The NYPD alleges the two Hispanic women spent some 90 minutes in Williams’ home during the early morning hours of Dec. 19.

The women were part of a group invited back to the basketball player’s home for a post-game victory party.

The women left together, according to the police statement, and Williams didn’t notice the jewelry had been taken from his bedroom until later on that day.

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Video footage released by authorities shows the young brunettes donning short skirts at the Up & Down Club, where Williams’ entourage had been partying hours after the New York Knicks’ win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Police want to talk to the two women about the alleged grand larceny, and ask that anyone who recognizes them call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

A police spokesman tells PEOPLE that investigators are exploring whether the Williams heist might be connected to other such incidents reported in Manhattan, all orchestrated by attractive women who specifically target wealthy men in clubs and at hotel bars.