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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.

Police are searching for a man who stole almost $80,000 in Rolex watches from Ross Simons in The Mall at Short Hills on Nov. 28. 

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.

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