A gang armed with handguns launched a daylight raid on Loring & Co. Jewelry, a high end jeweler in Huntsville, Alabama, on Saturday, but were arrested within hours close to Atlanta. The business is an authorized dealer for Rolex, Tudor, TAG Heuer and Bremont.
Local police say that four masked men stole a number of Rolex watches shortly before closing time Saturday. The authorities say they had four suspects in custody just outside of Atlanta.
The men were all wearing masks and gloves, police said. Two had handguns and one had a hammer.
The gang managed to neutralize an armed security guard and used the hammer to smash the glass display case housing the Rolexes.
They left on foot with an undisclosed number of the watches, police said.
There were no reports of any injuries, and it is not known whether the watches were recovered.