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$500K of Rolex watches stolen in smash and grab at Lenox Square Mall

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Police say thieves used a hammer to smash jewelry cases at a jewelry store at Lenox Square Mall (Photo by Will Compton). Police say thieves used a hammer to smash jewelry cases at a jewelry store at Lenox Square Mall (Photo by Will Compton).
ATLANTA -

Police say several men stole around $500,000 worth of Rolex watches from a store at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta on Friday.

Authorities say that five or six men used hammers to break glass cases at Mayors Jewelers, which is located on the second level of the mall.  

"They knew exactly which case they were going to," said Sgt. Greg Lyon. "They knew exactly which watches they were taking.  Some of the watches were valued at a $100,000 a piece."

Authorities said that the men then ran through the mall with the jewelry store manager chasing them. The manager said he saw them get into a white van and drive off.

Will Compton was inside Lenox Square Mall with his iPhone when he heard people screaming and running.

"I was just on the phone and all of a sudden there was a lot of commotion. People started running all towards my way," Compton said.

Police say no shots were fired, but some customers were frightened by the sound of the hammers hitting the glass.

Authorities said they recovered the white van a short time later. They are searching it for evidence.

Police said they have surveillance video from the robbery which clearly shows the suspects' faces. They hope to release it soon.

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