Since then, two other store owners in the Houston area say they have fallen victim to similar thefts.
Houston police have not confirmed whether the crimes are linked, but each case has some similarities. First, the men put the case. They then turned around and presented fake identification to view the merchandise before fleeing with a Rolex.
Surveillance video from the jewelry chain inside the Baybrook shopping center from May 12 shows a man trying on a Rolex watch worth about $7,500. He directed the employee’s attention away and then turned and ran out of the store with the watch.
Earlier that same day, the same man and second suspect stole a $15,000 Rolex from Meme’s Treasure, about 10 miles away in Alvin.
ABC13 also found a jewelry store in Houston with a video of two men with similar descriptions looking at Rolex watches in late April. The owner said one of the men came back two days later saying he wanted to buy a $75,000 one for his girlfriend.
The video shows the man taking advantage of his slightest distraction to run away. He and a woman, who were waiting outside the store, rushed into a car on vacation.
The owners don’t want to be on camera to protect their business, but she said she was stunned by the daring thieves robbing high-end stores in broad daylight with other customers inside. and security on the premises.
“I actually feel less safe and secure now. Because, now, they’re more aware of what they can do and what they should do. No, I don’t feel any safer at all. “, she said.
All three business owners said they are working with HPD detectives despite different locations. ABC13’s request for information went unanswered, so there’s no word on whether investigators have identified or arrested any thieves.
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