Remarkable for the type of crime, and for the involvement of Mexican nationals.
Infobae reports that a gang of thirteen Mexican commandos broke into a jewelry store in the resort city of Punta del Este (link in Spanish), wearing hoods and carrying machine guns. the jewelry store is located at the Hotel Casino Enjoy Conrad de Punta del Este.
Among the 200 watches stolen during the three minutes they were at the store was a US$460,000 limited edition Jaeger Lecoultre watch.
The least expensive watch retails for $10,000.
Here’s the security video,
Nine people are under arrest, all Mexicans.
After I wrote the post, I’m puzzled, why watches? All premium watches are registered by the manufacturers’ numbers and are traceable.