Raleigh police responded to Sidney Thomas Jewelers, on the mall’s second floor next to Belk’s, at 3:16 p.m.
“People were screaming, we’re trying to figure out what’s going on,” described Ivy Hill, who was Christmas shopping with her friend, Allison Barnes, at the time. “We heard a boom, and so we looked to the left and then we see three young men running with hoodies on.”
Hill and Barnes said the smash and grab trio had Rolexes and wallets falling out of their hands, while employees from the jewelry store and workers from stores along with witnesses tried to chase down the suspects.
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