01/31/2013 15:35 EST | Updated 04/02/2013 05:12 EDT

Police say suspects stole $15K in watches from Oshawa mall

Police in Oshawa, Ont., have released security camera images of four male suspects involved in an alleged watch heist.

Durham Regional Police issued a news release Thursday, indicating that on the afternoon of Jan. 24, four men, allegedly involved in a theft ring, managed to steal $15,500 worth of watches from the West 49 sporting goods shop in the Oshawa Centre mall.

Police said that the suspects acted as a team with two of the men acting as lookouts while the others took the watches. The suspects then fled in different directions.

According to police the costly theft strikes a strong resemblance to incidents in Ottawa, St. Bruno, Que., and Brantford, Ont.

The suspects were each clad in jeans, baseball hats and jackets.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2275 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.