Moped muggers take £25,000 Rolex in St John’s Wood
Rich man was deliberately targeted for his watch
21 September, 2018 — By Tom Foot
Large knife used in attack, say police
A SIXTY-FOUR year old man had his Rolex stolen “forcefully removed” in a “horrifying” scooter gang robbery.
Detectives are investigating the attack in St John’s Wood High Street around 7.45pm on September 7.
The man was threatened with a large knife by two men who made off with the watch after a struggle.
DC James Drummond from Westminster CID said: “This was a horrifying ordeal for a man just out enjoying a summer evening. He was confronted by masked men brandishing a large knife and they have forcibly removed his watch.
“They appear to have singled him out and deliberately targeted him for this watch and we need to catch them before they target anyone else.
“The street was busy with traffic and pedestrians and I would appeal to anyone who filmed this incident or took photos to contact police.”
The Rolex Daytona is worth around £25,000. Both suspects and were riding a grey and white moped. The victim hurt his arm, leg and face and was left angry and shaken by the attack. He was taken to hospital where he was treated and discharged later the same evening.
The suspects fled the scene but a number of witnesses are believed to have seen the incident and filmed it on their mobile phones. One piece of footage has been issued (above) in a bid to identify the suspects, but officers believe there may be more that has yet to be provided to police.
l Anyone with information or footage concerning this robbery attack is requested to call 101 quoting CAD 6669/07SEP18, or tweet @MetCC, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.