Suspect arrested after 15 high-end watches stolen in Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico – On the evening of June 26, 2023, four male subjects used sledgehammers and axes to smash windows while they committed a smash-and-grab robbery. The subjects stole 15 high-end watches before they fled from the shopping center on motorcycles.

The crime reportedly took place at an upscale shopping center. A video of the crime can be viewed below.

Mexico’s Security Minister Omar Garcia Harfuch, tweeted on June 28th, stating that one suspect has been arrested after an overnight operation.

Arrested Smash and Grab Robber.

The image above was shared by Chief Harfuch and depicts one of the arrested robbers.

If you have any information regarding the other subjects that were involved in this crime, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at or 212-687-0328

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