Bold Thieves Steal $1 Million in Watches: Caught on Tape

Men in baseball caps robbed a jewelry store in the middle of the day with shoppers all around.
2:21 | 06/26/13

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Now, to a stunning smash and grab robbery in one of the most upscale malls in the country. Police in atlanta are trying to track down five brazen thieves that stole almost $1 million in watches in the middle of the day. Steve osunsami is in atlanta on this one. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning, amy. Lennox square is a premiere place. And its design makes it difficult for thieves to get in and out in a hurry. But this happened in a flash. Talk about bold and bald-faced. These guys didn't care. And they had to know they were being recorded ransacking this jewelry store in atlanta in the middle of the day, with shoppers all around. This team of crooks using baseball caps to hide their faces, went after the mayors jewelry star, and high-end watches. That's insanely organized and scary at the same time. In atlanta, lennox mall is the place to be seen. The southeast's premier shopping destination. Music stars and athletes park the cars up front. So, the surveillance video was a shock. Five unmasked men walk into a store. They pull out what appear to be hammers. Smash a display case, and sending glass everywhere. They managed to grab 20 watches, worth nearly $1 million. They ran into the mall and took off in a white van that investigators found later nearby. Shoppers whose jaws dropped thought the heist was well-planned. I see an unsophisticated high-risk robbery that will lead to their arrest. And I think very short order. Reporter: Compare them to a gang of motorcycle thieves in london, armed with axes and bats. These burglars made off with $3 million of loot from a jewelry store in november. In both cases, the burglars got away with a steal. I live just down the street. I've shopped at this mall many times and per purr rused the watches at this store. I know lenox mall myself.

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