Video shows pair taking off with watches worth more than $300,000 in smash-and-grab heist

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LENOX HILL, Manhattan – Cops released surveillance video showing a rapid heist at an Upper East Side jewelry shop where the robbers took off with more than $300,000 worth of watches Monday morning.

The pair, wearing winter garments to cover their faces, walked in Jaeger-Lecoultre Jewelry Store on Madison Avenue around 10:40 a.m. when one of the men pulled out a gun and ordered the three employees to lay down on the floor, police said.  The accomplice proceeded to smash two display boxes with a claw hammer and took five watches valued at more than $300,000, according to the NYPD.

In a span of a few minutes, the duo fled on Madison Avenue and then eastbound on E. 62nd Street.

The first individual, who was armed with a gun, is described by police to be about 6 feet 4 inches tall, about 240 pounds with a light complexion. He wore a black winter coat, black dress pants, a Yankees baseball cap and sunglasses.

The second person is about 6 feet 2 inches tall, about 190 pounds with a light complexion. He was wearing a gray winter coat, multi-colored ski cap, black pants, black Nike boots, and black sunglasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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