Man Steals Almost $80,000 in Rolexes, Police Say
Two watches were stolen from The Mall at Short Hills last week when the security guard went on lunch break.
The theft, which occurred at about 6:24 p.m., happened as the store's security guard stepped away for his lunch break.
According to police, the man entered the store at 6:12 p.m. and asked a sales associate to see two watches. The man put one of the watches on and walked over to a mirror.
When the man returned to the sales associate, police said, he grabbed the second watch and ran out of the store.
The sales associate told police one watch was a rose gold Rolex, valued at $40,550. The other watch was a $37,550 white gold Rolex.
Police described the shoplifter as a thin black man, approximately 5 feet, 8-inches tall with a goatee, wearing a black trench coat and a brown hat.
Security video shows the man stealing the watches. However, police were unable to find him after searching the mall.
The investigation is continuing.