Caught on camera: Thieves caught on camera stealing a $15,000 Rolex from an upscale resale store in Alvin, Texas

ALVIN, Texas (KTRK) — An upscale resale store owner is trying to recover from a $15,000 loss.

Two men were caught on security camera last week stealing a Rolex from Meme’s Treasures.

Meme’s Treasures has several surveillance systems now because they have been robbed twice before. Its alarms failed in 2019 when thieves got away with approximately $150,000 worth of merchandise at its Pearland location. They went to Alvin and set up more cameras thinking they would be safer.

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However, the video shows just how bold the thieves have become. The owner, Melissa Knape, said she turned her back on her for a few seconds to check on her son on Thursday afternoon.

That’s all the time it took for one of the men to reach the window and pocket a $15,000 Rolex.

Both men had baseball caps. One wore a mask and a distinctive gold and diamond ring. Knape said they arrived in a U-Haul truck and neither of them made eye contact with her.

He eventually asked for an ID and said he was shown a fake one. She told them that they couldn’t see any more bags or jewelry after that. That’s when she said they left.

Knape filed a police report and posted images of the men online. She offered her own reward for the information. She said it was worth showing that she shouldn’t take advantage of small business owners.

“I’ve been doing this for 16 years. So losing a Rolex doesn’t deter me from all the thousands of great people I’ve met. Unfortunately, there are bad people in the world. Most of the people who shop with us are amazing.” . They’re like my family, and we can’t leave them behind. So, we’re going to keep trucking. We’re just going to have new security measures,” Knape said.

Going forward in Meme’s Treasures, Knape said no hats or masks will be allowed. People will be required to show identification to enter, and there will be armed security at the store.

Investigators urge anyone with information about the robbery to call Alvin police and ask for Detective Bobby Vincent.

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