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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: The NYC Cartier Watch Smash and Grab

     Five thieves have made off with more than $700,000 worth of watches from luxury jewelry store Cartier in Manhattan in broad daylight. Customers and staff watched in shock as the five brazen bandits used a hammer to smash open a display case near the door and scoop up 16 timepieces around 12:30 PM Thursday, January 30, 2014, fleeing the store before police could arrive. [Whose idea was it to display expensive watches near the door?]

     The robbers had pushed past an unarmed guard at the door and were out of the store before the other guards could react. [Jewelry store guards should be armed. Who is in charge of security at this place?] Investigators said two of the men had masks covering their faces and all were wearing gloves.

     The thieves were possibly emboldened by the heavy police presence around Times Square overseeing preparations for the Super Bowl festivities. [They were emboldened by the watches being so close to the door.] Men believed to be the thieves were seen by nearby construction workers before the robbery, peering into the store. When they made their move, the thieves used hammers to smash the half-inch thick glass of the display cabinet. [They make glass that can withstand hammer blows.]

Alex Greig, "Brazen Daylight Robbery in Manhattan's Fifth Avenue Cartier Store," Mail Online, January 31, 2014 

1 comment:

  1. "scoup up 16 timepieces around 12:30PM....". I guess with the $700,000 worth of Cartier watches vaninshing out the door, the exact time of the disappearing timepieces could not be determined.