(WREG-TV) Authorities in Memphis and Atlanta plan to compare notes on recent jewelry heists in both cities.
On Saturday, a group of masked men a total of 65 Rolex watches, worth around $11,000 each, in just minutes from the Reed’s Jewelers inside the Wolfchase Mall.
Investigators said the thieves were carrying guns and used heavy sledgehammers to shatter the glass display cases.
“They came in. They broke the counters and got what they came for. Then took off,” a Memphis police spokesperson said.
A similar robbery occurred in Atlanta this summer. Five men stole nearly $1 million worth of Rolex watches, according to CBS Atlanta.
Atlanta authorities tell us several of those involved have been arrested and one is dead, so “it is doubtful that it is the same crew, but it is possible that it could be some of the extended members of the same group.”
The video below is the surveillance footage from the Atlanta robbery: