Thieves Lift $200K in Watches from Atlantic City Casino: Cops
The casino was targeted during its 10th anniversary celebration
Atlantic City Police say three thieves made off with $200,000 worth of bling from a jewelry store inside the Borgata casino. Ted Greenberg reports. (Published Tuesday, July 2, 2013)
Updated at 9:49 PM EDT on Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013
Authorities are looking for several suspects after a quarter of a million dollars in Rolex watches was stolen in a smash-and-grab at a store in the Borgata Hotel amid the Atlantic City casino's 10th anniversary celebration, police said.
Atlantic City Police Sgt. Monica McMenamin says a call was received from Borgata security at about 8:45 p.m. Monday reporting a theft.
Police say three men fled the store on foot before taking off in a dark colored vehicle. They made off with about $200,000 in men's and women's Rolex watches.
Authorities released several images of the suspects captured on security cameras (above).
The Borgata opened July 2, 2003, as the first new casino in the resort town in 13 years. It has 11 retail shops, 2,000 guest rooms and suites, nearly 200 gambling tables and more than 3,400 slot machines.
Published at 6:43 AM EDT on Jul 2, 2013
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