Lexington police look for men who stole Rolexes

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Updated Sunday, Mar 23 at 11:49 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Police are searching for suspects who stole $150,000 worth of Rolex watches from a store at the Lexington Convention Center.
 
Police said the watches were taken from Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers in The Shops at Lexington Center on Saturday afternoon. 
 
WKYT-TV reports that store employees said two men used a sledgehammer to break display cases containing the Rolex watches.
 
Police say the suspects ran out of the center and hopped into a getaway van without being caught.
 
Police said the suspects were able to get away because the center was busy with foot traffic due to the Boys Sweet 16 basketball tournament.
 
A similar robbery took place at a Memphis mall in January. In that case, five men were arrested after $537,000 worth of Rolexes was stolen.
 

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