Thieves take $500K worth of watches from Loop jeweler

May 23, 2011 5:26:06 PM PDT
A burglar got away with a half-million dollars worth of watches from a jewelry store in the Loop Monday morning.

An alarm went off at about 5:40 in New York Jewelers at 11 N. Wabash.

When officers arrived they found a large blank sign facing the store's front display window. They believe burglars put the sign there so no one would see them break in.

Display cases were smashed on the store's second floor, but cases on the first floor were all empty and locked.

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