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(ATLANTA) — In little more than one minute, three thieves plundered nearly $5 million worth of jewelry from an Atlanta store, with the entire heist caught on tape by surveillance cameras.

The video shows three masked men rushing into the Elif Fine Jewelry store in the uptown Buckhead neighborhood at around 11 a.m. Nov. 7.  Working quickly, the robbers proceeded to smash several display cases with hammers, grabbing watches, rings and bracelets.

At one point in the footage, one of the robbers appears to threaten a store employee forcing the employee to move into a rear room, the intruders are then seen exiting the store with their loot.

No one was injured during the heist but, according to a police report obtained by WSB-TV, one of the robbers threatened to shoot store employees if they didn’t lie face down in a rear room.

Police say they have released the surveillance video in the hope that someone will recognize one or more of the robbers.

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