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Police: Sledgehammer-Wielding Thieves Snatch Jewelry

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LONE TREE, Colo. (AP) - Police were searching for three men who witnesses say uses sledgehammers to smash display cases and steal Rolex watches from a mall jewelry store.

Lone Tree police in a statement said the suspects entered the Ben Bridge Jewelers store around 8:45 p.m. Friday. The store is located in the Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree south of Denver.

Police said the three left the mall through a sporting goods store and then left the area in an SUV that was reported stolen minutes after the incident.

Police said the SUV, a silver Jeep Liberty, had a Colorado license plate 793OUD. They had not been apprehended as of Saturday morning.

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