Masked Suspects Rob Watch Store at KOP Mall

Police say several masked men, armed with sledge hammers and guns, broke open glass cases and robbed the Tourneau watch store.

Montgomery County Police are investigating a smash and grab burglary inside a high-end watch store at the King of Prussia Mall.

It happened Friday around 8 p.m. at the Tourneau Inc. watch store. On the surveillance video, you see five masked men enter the store. They allegedly restrained the security guard at gunpoint as they proceeded to smash glass display cases with sledge hammers and remove numerous watches, police said.

The robbery lasted less than a minute and the suspects fled the store, according to investigators.

Police say the store security guard suffered a minor injury after being struck by one of the suspects. No other injuries were reported.

Police have made no arrests. No word yet on what the suspects got away with.

In July of last year there was a similar robbery at the same jewelry store. Three men entered the store and ordered employees and customers down on the ground. One of the suspects brandished a weapon. The suspects also broke through the display case with a hammer and stole 18 watches valued at $600,000, according to police. The men left the store and also ran through an employee service door, according to police.

If you have any information on either incident, please call Upper Merion Police at 610-265-3232.

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