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Masked men smash case, steal
Rolexes from Pentagon City store

Washington Post, by Allison Klein

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Posted By:Drive, 3/19/2013 3:08:01 PM

Four masked men, one of them armed with a hammer, walked into a watch store at the Pentagon City mall, smashed a display case and grabbed almost two dozen Rolex watches valued at $609,000, according to Arlington police. It happened Tuesday morning just after 10:30 a.m. at the Torneau store at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. The men had masks covering their faces, hoods and gloves on their hands, said Dustin Sternbeck, spokesman for Arlington County police. The thieves walked into the mall at the South Hayes Street entrance, near the store, shattered a display case with a hammer and grabbed the watches.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MamaElephant, 3/19/2013 3:23:30 PM     (No. 9233475)

Isn´t this store on the upper level, away from entrances? They must have had quite a run to their waiting car.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rubberneck, 3/19/2013 3:36:49 PM     (No. 9233499)

Two dozen watches - $609K? Whoa! People who wear THOSE watches are either:
1) TV evangelists, or
2) not paying enough taxes!

I got my Rolex for $29.95. The guy who had it hanging inside his overcoat GUARANTEED its authenticity!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: plex, 3/19/2013 4:10:04 PM     (No. 9233558)

They should be using Lexan instead of glass. The hammer would bounce back and knock the crook out.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 3/19/2013 4:41:52 PM     (No. 9233617)

Didn´t the employees use their scissors to fend off the robbers?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nimby, 3/19/2013 5:01:13 PM     (No. 9233639)

And this is Obama´s America

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 3/19/2013 6:57:00 PM     (No. 9233801)

Not that long ago, such a brazen crime in the middle of this upscale mall would have been unthinkable.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 3/19/2013 7:24:59 PM     (No. 9233824)

This particular mall is one of the few Metro-accessible indoor shopping malls in the Washington DC region, and so tends to attract a certain "element" that you don´t typically find at the mall. It has a higher crime rate than the surrounding area of Arlington (which is very nice) would indicate.

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