HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Huntsville Police have identified four men connected to a jewelry store robbery over the weekend during a news conference Monday.
Police say Nakeel Darrell Davis, 33, Alexander Langford, 25, Tre Michael Smith, 25, and Tyrus Rashad Ray, 22 were arrested hours after robbing Loring & Co. Jewelry Store on Airport Road just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Lt. Michael Johnson with the Huntsville Police Department said the four men were armed with two guns and a hammer when they entered the store. The men disarmed the security guard before smashing the display case (injuring one of the suspects), stealing Rolex watches, and escaping on foot, Johnson said.
Johnson said technology and surveillance systems played a big role in identifying and capturing the suspects.
"This business had state of the art technology to protect their business, to protect their employees and also to identify offenders since the nature of the business is high-priced jewelry," explained Johnson. "One of those tools they have is high quality surveillance video which we immediately began reviewing."
At 10 p.m. Saturday night, police said the four suspects were in custody just outside of Atlanta.
Police tell us all four men were found with "evidence" from the scene which includes weapons used at the jewelry store as well as some of the jewelry stolen. Investigators say they are accused of taking more than $130,000 worth of jewelry.
HPD said the robbery took place in less than 60 seconds.
Most of the stolen property has been recovered, and Huntsville investigators traveled to Georgia Monday to question the suspects.
The four men face first-degree armed robbery charges. Since they crossed state lines after the robbery, they could also face federal charges as well.