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2 Men, Armed With Mallets, Rob Downtown Jeweler

Rochester Police say they stole three Rolex watches from Lucido's on Saturday.

are searching for two men who they say robbed a downtown Rochester jewelry store and got away with three Rolex watches on Saturday afternoon.

The incident happened at 2 p.m. at , according to Rochester Police Chief Steve Schettenhelm. 

The men came inside Lucido's from the rear alley entrance and walked to the front of the store, Schettenhelm said. "When asked if they needed assistance one of the subjects said they were just browsing," he said.

Then, one of the men took out a small mallet and broke out the top glass on a display case. They took three watches — described as "very high-end Rolex watches — and fled out the front door onto Main Street."

The men then ran through downtown: north on the sidewalk, east on Fourth Street and then back south on East Street. 

According to Schettenhelm, they met up with a silver Dodge Charger near Third and Water streets. The vehicle was last seen near Elizabeth and University streets before fleeing Rochester. 

Rochester Police were able to identify the vehicle, though.

"A very alert citizen noticed the Dodge Charger just prior to the larceny taking place," Schettenhelm said. "She was able to obtain a license plate number on the vehicle."

On Saturday night, Detroit Police found the vehicle. Investigators from the Rochester Police Department went to Detroit to follow-up on the case; they are continuing to search for the men responsible for the theft.  

The men are described as:

  • Male, early 20s, 5 foot, 5 inches to 6 foot; 120 pounds. Short black hair and scraggly beard; tall and thin.
  • Male, early 20s, 5 foot, 5 inches to 6 foot; 150 pounds. Described as having a heavy build with a dark complexion.

Anyone with any information on the crime should contact the Rochester Police Department at 248-651-9621.

Peter Griffin July 31, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Kristin, You're kidding? Right? Knowing a suspects race helps a great deal when the article says: "Anyone with information on the crime should contact the Rochester Hills Police Department.....". How do I know if I have any information or not if I don't know the best description of the "alleged" criminals? Here's an example: if a rabid dog bites someone and the article says to look out for a 30 to 40 lb dog........there are a lot of dogs that may fit that description. Now if the article says a 30 to 40 lb rabid Bassett hound bit someone -- that make it easier to keep a look out. Change your practice and give as complete of a description of the perpetrator as possible -- including race, age, gender, weight, clothing, etc. Otherwise, it may take longer to catch them and someone else could be an unnecessary victim.
Mark Ford July 31, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Only 3 Gold Rolex Watches? (Valued over $100,000) Tell that to Vince Lucido!
Chris July 31, 2012 at 07:50 PM
My Questions is, why didn't the OC Sheriff setup an officer on University going to Pontiac or on Rochester Rd on the way to I-75 and look for a white Charger speeding to get away? We bought that helicopter for something, right? More than 70% of the time they're going to Pontiac or Detroit. Surprise, surprise, the car was found in the "D".
Robert Gauthier July 31, 2012 at 07:55 PM
My god when are people going to lighten up about the race thing! YES, disclose his race. 4X4 is exactly right. The news has no problem reporting the race why should the Patch???
Spencer Wixom October 24, 2012 at 05:56 PM
It is ridiculous you cannot disclose the race of the two 'suspects' hundreds of young guys fit that description. And what is a 'dark complexion' someone who tans or someone who is Hispanic or black? That's crazy and defeats the purpose of giving any description to begin with.

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