Florida police say that an incident in a Sawgrass Mills shopping mall when exploding fireworks caused a major security alarm were part of a robbery of a Zales boutique in which a $11,400 Rolex was stolen.
Shoppers and workers scrambled for safety when the fireworks went off outside the Zales store on New Year’s Eve.
Amid the panic, a man who had been trying on watches in the jeweler dashes for the door as store staff run for cover.
Sunrise Police released a video this weekend that showed the incident along with a description of the stolen Rolex and the suspect.
The perpetrator is described as a white Hispanic male. The Rolex identification number 1626 can be found between the lugs of the watch if it is offered to any jewelers.
Surveillance footage of suspect (seen running towards camera in video) who stole a Rolex watch valued at $11,400.00. The suspect ran from the Zales Jewelry store while wearing the watch after an unknown second suspect set offfireworks outside the store in the mall area. pic.twitter.com/dZU0qYHP3Q
— Sunrise Police FL (@SunrisePoliceFL) January 5, 2018