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Police: 3 Detroit men rob Stamford jewelry store

Stamford police say they are investigating an unusual smash-and-grab robbery at the Stamford Town Center mall. The incident happened in broad daylight on Nov. 26, the day before Thanksgiving. Police

News 12 Staff

Dec 2, 2014, 5:12 AM

Updated 3,486 days ago

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Stamford police say they are investigating an unusual smash-and-grab robbery at the Stamford Town Center mall.
The incident happened in broad daylight on Nov. 26, the day before Thanksgiving.
Police say three male suspects traveled from Detroit to specifically target the Sidney Thomas Jewelers store.
Capt. Rich Conklin says surveillance video shows the men had spent about two hours walking around inside the mall before entering the jewelry store with sledgehammers and taking Rolex watches that were on display.
Conklin says mall security was able to stop one of the suspects, Richard Matthew Bailey, who had five watches on him. The other two suspects ran off with about $200,000 in Rolex watches.
Police say Bailey is now behind bars in Stamford. Police believe the other two suspects are now back in Michigan.
Conklin says the suspects drove a stolen Jeep Cherokee from Detroit to the Stamford mall and left it in the parking lot after the robbery.
Police say the store has been the scene of several robberies over the past few years, and they don't know why.
Conklin says they are working with police in Michigan to track down the suspects.


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