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Approx. $200,000 in Jewelry stolen from Borgata

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ATLANTIC CITY -

Police are continuing to investigate a jewel heist that targeted one of the city's casinos where approximately $200,000 in jewelry was stolen.

On Monday night around 8:45, nearly $200,000 worth of Rolex watches were taken from the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, when three men committed what police are calling a "smash and grab" jewelry heist.

Now they are asking for help in finding the suspects. Seen in surveillance photos are the three men that police need your help in locating.

 

"There have been some developments. I'm not at liberty to disclose what we have this far," said Sgt. Monica McMenamin of the Atlantic City Police Department.

But what police have released is that the men broke into the Borgata Jewels store, smashed two display cases, and stole a number of Rolex wristwatches.

"There was a single clerk," said McMenamin. "Obviously she was upset."

Upset, but not hurt. Police say there were no weapons used during the robbery, and that none of the Borgata customers were threatened or harmed.

"We have a lot going on, and I think our visitors understand that," said Senior V.P. of Operations at the Borgata, Joe Lupo. "We don't have a lot to say, it's under investigation. We are cooperating."

From here the suspects fled the scene on foot before taking off in a dark colored vehicle that authorities believe may have been parked outside of the Borgata on a nearby street.

"If any motorist saw a car pull over in the area of the Borgata, Byron Avenue. We would be interested in talking to these folks," said McMenamin. "We're still working on the make and model of that."

If this is the case, police say they could be looking for a 4th suspect.

Police believe this was an isolated incident at the Borgata. However they are not ruling out that the suspects could have a connection to previous jewelry heists that have happened in the city.

Police are continuing to interview witnesses for more information.

One man was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, another was in a blue jacket, the third was in a dark jacket.  Police are working on pulling surveillance video as they continue to investigate the robbery.

The initial value of stolen goods was originally estimated at $500,000 but was later adjusted after full inventory of the Borgata Jewels store was documented.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Atlantic City Police Department at (609)347-5766. You can also tip anonymously by texting "TIP 411". Just begin the text with "ACPD". Information can also be called into Crimestoppers at 609-652-1234.

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