Armed men steal $300K in watches

- Two robbers made off with five watches worth approximately $300,000 during a smash-and-grab in broad daylight.  The robbery at the Jaeger-Lecoultre Jewelry store on Manhattan's Upper East Side occurred at about 10:40 a.m.

One of the robbers pulled a gun and ordered three employees to lay on the floor, according to police.  Another robber proceeded to smash two display boxes with a claw hammer and grab the watches.

Both suspects ran away south along Madison Ave. and then east on East 62nd St.  There were no reports of injuries.

One suspect is described as a white man , approximately 6'4" tall, 240 pounds with a light complexion. He wore a black winter coat, black dress pants, baseball cap and sunglasses and possessed a black handgun.

The second suspect is described as a white man, approximately 6'2" tall, 190 pounds with a light complexion. He wore gray winter coat, multi-colored ski cap, black pants, black Nike boots, and black sunglasses and possessed a claw hammer.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is encouraged to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential, according to police.

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