A Rolex watch valued at $15,000 was taken from a Carmel jewelry store by a pair of thieves during the weekend.

Police said the two men entered Fortane Estate Jewelers, Ocean Avenue and Lincoln Street, at 4 p.m. Saturday, and after putting on a steel and yellow gold, diamond-dial Rolex watch, one of the men asked to see another.

When told he could examine only one watch at a time, police said, he and the other man turned and ran to the door, where a woman employee tried unsuccessfully to block them.

The two drove off in a silver Nissan auto, police said. The watch was identified by the store as a Model 116243, serial number V635926 .


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