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Thieves in the Dallas area pulled off a heist this weekend that saw millions of dollars worth of valuables lifted from a local jewelry store. The burglars relied on a remarkably simple move to break into the store, according to one of the managers of the business.

American Jewelers is located in the Town East Mall in Mesquite, a suburb about 20 minutes east of Dallas. The store saw massive losses after the alleged burglars broke into the store and lifted a huge portion of its inventory.

The heist happened sometime between when the store closed on Friday and when employees showed up to open it again on Saturday morning. In fact, Paul Hash, a manager at American Jewelers, told the Dallas Morning News that employees only learned from the burglary when they arrived to open the store Saturday morning.

The thieves made off with about $2 million worth of jewelry, the Morning News reported Tuesday.

While heist movies typically feature elaborate plots to evacuate guards and dodge state of the art security measures, these thieves apparently decided to keep things simple. “They just made a big hole in the wall and came through,” Hash told the Morning News. “They just cut through concrete and four sheet rocks.”

It’s unclear exactly what time the thieves busted through the walls because they also lifted some of the store’s security and surveillance equipment before taking it off, the Morning News reported.

The Mesquite Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.



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