Thieves Use Sledgehammers in Rolex Watch Heist

Mar 24, 2014

Police are searching for suspects who stole $150,000 worth of Rolex watches from a store at the Lexington Convention Center. Police say the watches were taken from Sheila Bayes Fine Jewelers in the Shops at Lexington Center on Saturday afternoon.

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 were stolen.