Sequestion Time, #7: The Rolex Heist

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We’re not going to cite some fuzzy Pentagon proposal or procurement for our final Sequestion. Even though we said we’d keep it up until sequestration was history, we decided after a week that we value our mental health too much to spend time scrolling through reams of contracts and solicitations hunting down dubious spending in the middle of what the military contends is a budget crunch that is pounding the best military in world history into dust.

Instead, we’d like to leave you with this simple Sequestion:

Does it strike you at all strange that when four masked robbers hit a jewelry store Tuesday at 10:37 a.m., that of all the jewelry stories in the greater Washington, D.C., region, they chose to smash a display box inside the Pentagon City mall, a short walk from the Pentagon itself?

Does it strike you as even more amazing that they fled — after less than 30 seconds in the store — with 23 Rolex watches, worth $609,000?

Makes you long for the days of Army-Navy surplus stores.