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Posted: Monday, 24 March 2014 7:52AM

Lexington police look for men who stole Rolexes

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 (http://bit.ly/1hTGRXv) 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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Locations : Lexington
People : Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers
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