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Robbery at Westchester mall

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A brazen robbery at one of the tristate area's ritziest malls took place in front of dozens of shocked shoppers on Sunday.

It happened at The Westchester in White Plains at around 11:30 a.m.

One picture from Twitter showed the destruction after glass display cases were smashed  at the Tourneau store.

Three men entered the store, broke the cases with hammers, and grabbed luxury timepieces before running from an armed security guard.

Shoppers reportedly ducked for cover after seeing the guard struggle with one of the robbers and fall through a glass window.

The police SWAT team responded to reports of a man with a gun and quickly determined there was no active shooter or imminent danger. According to officials, the mall was not evacuated because there was no time to do so in the initial moments of the incident.

Mark Stanton, 56, of Hastings-on-Hudson, was taking a stroll in the mall when he saw cops converge on the scene at the high-end jeweler.

"All of a sudden you see these guys with AK-47s," he said, referring to the SWAT team. "That's a little frightening."

The store's security guard pulled his handgun and began to struggle with one of the robbers as the trio ran out of the store. All three managed to escape. It was unclear how much was stolen.

The store remained on lockdown for the remainder of the day and the showroom floor was littered with broken glass along with a black baseball cap that eyewitnesses said belonged to one of the robbers.
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