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Recognise either of these men? contact the City of London Police on 020 7601 2222​​Recognise either of these men, contact us on 101.

£10,000 Rolex watch stolen from City jewellers

An 18 carat gold Rolex watch worth nearly £10,000 was stolen from a jeweller in the City by two men pretending to be customers.

On Thursday 7 August, at around 1pm, a man entered a jeweller at the Royal Exchange on Threadneedle Street to purchase a Rolex watch. He asked the owner of the jewellers if he could look at one of the Rolex watches on display. Having spent 10 minutes looking and trying on the watch he told the owner that he will be back later to make a purchase.

An hour later, at around 2.10pm, the man returned to the shop with another man. He tried on the same watch and also asked to look at another watch. Whilst the owner of the shop was putting one of the watches back in the cabinet, the men ran out of the shop with the other Rolex watch. They were captured on CCTV running towards Bank underground station and later seen on camera at Waterloo station.

One of the men is described as white, muscular build, about 25 to 26 years of age, 5 foot 10 in height with short hair. He was wearing shorts, deck style shoes and hat. He also had a large black tattoo on the inside of his left forearm. He had a North London accent.

The second man also had a North London accent and is described as white, slim build, about 25 to 26 years of age, 6 foot 1 in height, wearing a similar hat to the other man, shorts and canvas deck shoes.

If you recognise either of these men, please contact the City of London Police on 101.​​​​​



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