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3 Men Suspected In Mall Robbery Held In Houston

3 Men Suspected In Mall Robbery Held In Houston

CREATED Feb 11, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities said three men suspected of robbing a Memphis mall jewelry store of $537,000 in Rolex watches are in custody in Houston.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong and Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Tuesday that the men, whose names have not been released, are awaiting extradition on theft and robbery charges.

Police say six men dressed in black with hooded shirts entered Reed Jewelers at Wolfchase Galleria Mall the night of Jan. 18, while the mall was still open. Police say four of them used sledgehammers to break the glass display cases and take the watches.

The robbers used two exits near the store to escape.

No injuries were reported. Despite early reports, police determined there were no shots fired.