Thieves snatch watches from jewelry store's window display in Northwest

Thieves stole several watches from the front window display of a jewelry store in Northwest Friday while customers and staff were inside. 

The smash-and-grab theft is now being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department. 

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According to the police report, officers were sent to the Tiny Jewel Box in the 1100 block of Connecticut Avenue for the report of an armed robbery around 12:57 p.m. 

A preliminary investigation revealed that an armed robbery did not take place and there were no shots fired as initially reported. 

The company told FOX 5 that everyone inside was safe during the incident. 

Tiny Jewel Box sells a wide selection of vintage jewelry along with Rolex watches.

This is a developing story. Check back with FOX 5 for updates.