Alexandria Jewelry Store Smash-and-Grab Caught on Video

By Matthew Stabley
|  Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012  |  Updated 2:56 PM EDT
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Police released surveillance video of a brazen smash-and-grab robbery of a jewelry store in Alexandria, Va., in September.

About 10 a.m. Sept. 6, two men entered King’s Jewelry, smashed two display cases with hammers concealed in their jackets and swiped three Rolex watches worth more than $37,000, police said.

An employee heard them and chased them out of the store. No one was hurt.

The robbers were described as black men in their late teens standing 5-foot-8 to 6-feet tall with medium builds, police said. One wore jeans and a blue, hooded, Helly Hansen jacket with an “HH” logo on the front chest. The other wore jeans with a black, hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head. The sweatshirt had an astronaut on the front and may have been by Billionaire Boys Club.

It was the second robbery of the store last summer. A week earlier, police arrested 50-year-old Cedric Earles and charged him in the theft of a $25,000 diamond ring from the store in July.

Anyone who has information about the Sept. 6 robbery or who recognizes the men in the surveillance image should contact police at 703-746-6689. Callers may remain anonymous.

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