Thieves Get $200,000 In Rolex Watches At Borgata Heist - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Thieves Get $200,000 In Rolex Watches At Borgata Heist, Police Say

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -

As the Borgata marked its Tenth Anniversary in Atlantic City, three suspects were making headlines of their own at the glittering gaming hall, pulling off a daring $200,000 smash and grab robbery at a jewelry store just off the casino floor.

"It was definitely a mission statement. They knew what they were doing and they were very precise in what they targeted," said Capt. Charles Love of the Atlantic City Police at a late afternoon news conference.

"That's daring, hopefully they get caught," said Jesse Sikking of Vineland. "That's a lot of money and that's a nice casino."

"It scares people you don't know if you're gonna get killed or shot," said Arlene Shuster of Cherry Hill.

Police say the bandits hit the jewelry store just before nine Monday night. They went immediately for two Rolex watch display cases and made off with a bag full of loot, including at least one Rolex worth around $33,000.

"Just watches. Probably gonna sell them," one casino patron told FOX 29.

"What are they gonna do with them? How do they sell it. Good question. What do they have an outlet to do it?" quipped Bernie Shuster of Cherry Hill..

The thieves did not display any weapons and were gone in a matter of minutes, possibly making their escape through the parking garage. Police are looking for a dark colored vehicle used in the getaway.

"People look at these people and possibly think. Hey they can do it. I can do it too," says Capt. Love.

The Borgata robbery comes amidst a string of smash and grabs in recent months from Radnor on the Main Line just outside of Philly to Evesham Township in South Jersey. Police describe those suspects as operating like a SWAT team.

We haven't ruled out anything in terms of whether it's connected to another group," Capt Love told FOX 29. "That's terrible the economy gets worse and these people find ways to steal."

Police are looking at past robberies in the area to see if they might be linked. They're also looking for witnesses. One clerk was in the store at the time.

No customers and no one was injured during the robbery.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • 3 Injured, Child Killed In Grays Ferry Shooting

    3 Injured, Child Killed In Grays Ferry Shooting

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:20:11 GMT
    SkyFOX was live over the scene on the 1500 of South Etting Street in South Philadelphia around 9:40 p.m. on Friday. Police say four people have been shot. According to authorities, a 3-year-old girl was shot, one time in the left side of her chest. She was transported to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was pronounced dead. 
    SkyFOX was live over the scene on the 1500 of South Etting Street in South Philadelphia around 9:40 p.m. on Friday. Police say four people have been shot. According to authorities, a 3-year-old girl was shot, one time in the left side of her chest. She was transported to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was pronounced dead. 
  • Philadelphia Cabs Set To Have Security Cameras

    Philadelphia Cabs Set To Have Security Cameras

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:14:51 GMT
    Philadelphia cab owners are being told they must install new security cameras, and not everyone is happy about it.
    Philadelphia cab owners are being told they must install new security cameras, and not everyone is happy about it.
  • Suspect Confesses To Murder, Police Search For Bodies In Park

    Suspect Confesses To Murder, Police Search For Bodies In Park

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:22:08 GMT
    Authorities say they are searching allegedly for two dismembered bodies buried in a wooded in Indian Rock Park in Springfield after a murder suspect confessed to killing two people.
    Authorities say they are searching allegedly for two dismembered bodies buried in a wooded in Indian Rock Park in Springfield after a murder suspect confessed to killing two people.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices