Jewelry store at Borgata in Atlantic City robbed - Breaking News

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Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013 10:06 pm

On the same night of Borgata's star-studded 10th anniversary concert, the casino jewelry store was robbed of just less than $200,000 in watches in a smash-and-grab by three men.

Original estimates put the Monday-night theft at more than a half-million dollars, but that was adjusted after inventory Tuesday, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said. Rolex watches were stolen in the crime.

Police Chief Ernest Jubilee said the company is preparing surveillance video for the police to investigate. The department has begun searching for the stolen jewelry, he said.

Surveillance photos were released of the three suspects, who did not appear to be armed.

“Borgata security and surveillance teams have been working diligently to obtain clearer photos of the suspects,” McMenamin said.

Atlantic City police are interviewing witnesses. A female clerk was at the store at the time of the robbery and was not injured, Jubilee said. Police hoped to interview her again on Tuesday.

The three men were described as leaving in a dark-colored vehicle whose make and model was unknown, McMenamin said. It did not appear they parked in Borgata's garage.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 609-347-5766 or Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234. Information also may be texted anonymously to tip411 (847-411) beginning the text with ACPD.

Staff writers Lynda Cohen and Joel Landau contributed to this report.

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