$500K worth of items stolen from jewelers' car after convention

The thieves got away with dozens of Rolex watches, among other items.

Two jewelers from metro Atlanta said they are the victims of a major theft that was caught on video.

The jewelers said they went to a convention in Miami over the weekend.

They believe they were followed from the convention site to a car dealership where they were looking at a vehicle.

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While they were looking, a thief broke into their rental car and stole nearly $500,000 worth of items, including dozens of Rolex watches. Surveillance video shows the thief break into the car through the front door, pop the trunk and take the items, and then get into an SUV with another person.


"It's very upsetting. We've been working so hard for so many years to have that kind of inventory and suddenly it's just gone," said Shan Hsu, the owner of ATI Watches in Duluth.

The other jeweler, who did not want to be identified, spoke to Channel 2's Justin Wilfonon the phone.

"I'm terrified that this happened. It's never happened to me," he said.

Miami police said they are looking for the thieves and the jewelry.

"I just hope and pray that they will catch these people," the jeweler said.

The victims said it appears their insurance will pay for few of the stolen items, but they are still working through that.