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Snatch And Grab Thieves Get Away With $19K In 13 Seconds

GARLAND (CBS 11 NEWS) - Garland Police are looking for snatch and grab thieves.

Several weeks ago investigators say three men walked into the Macy's at Firewheel Town Center in Garland.

They grabbed displays of watches on the counter breaking the chains and then they took off.

Police say it took just 13 seconds and the bold thieves had snatched 80 watches worth $19,000.

"It happened so fast that it takes a second or two for the employees to process what happened," says Joe Harn with Garland Police, as he issues a warning to shoppers. "Some people may be Christmas shopping they walk out the door somebody grabs their purse or merchandise and takes off running."


Shoppers watching the surveillance video are on alert.

"I'll keep my eyes open and pay attention a little bit more," says Terrie Elliott who was shopping Tuesday night nearby.

Investigators say be aware of your surroundings and report anything suspicious.

Police don't have a good description of the cars the thieves used.

Investigators believe one is a green sedan and another a white pick-up.

If you know anything about what happened call Garland Police at 972-272-TIPS.

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