No arrests in smash-and-grab at Mayors Jewelers in Lenox Square
ATLANTA (CBS46) -
As of Tuesday morning, there had been no arrests in a bold smash-and-grab at Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead. However, Atlanta police hoped new surveillance video would help catch the five suspects involved in stealing jewelry worth nearly a million dollars.
It happened around 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mayors Jewelry, during normal business hours.
The men entered the store one-by-one. Suddenly, two pulled out sledge hammers and begin smashing the case containing Rolex watches. The others scooped up the loot, stealing 17 watches totaling more than $900,000.
"It's just shocking. Who would even think to do anything like that. It's surreal. It's like something you would see in a movie," said Tracy Rankins, a shopper.
Sgt. Greg Lyon with the Atlanta Police Department said it didn't take them long."These suspects were in and out of the store in seconds, less than 30 seconds."
Police hoped releasing surveillance video to the public would lead to arrests.
"These people will be caught. If not tomorrow, next month, but eventually they will be caught because no one deserves that to happen to their company," said Rankin.
Witnesses and store employees gave police suspect descriptions:
Suspect 1: About 230 pounds, wore black pants with a black Polo shirt, wore sunglasses.
Suspect 2: About 260 pounds, wore a long sleeve shirt with the logo 0N94. Dark jeans, white shoes.
Suspect 3: Wore a white T-shirt and gray sweat pants.
Suspect 4: Wore a red baseball hat with a red shirt, and dark shoes.
Suspect 5: About 260 pounds, wore a white hat and dark jeans with sunglasses.
Suspect 6: Wore white and black shorts with a white sleeveless shirt.
Any information on the case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637).
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