Another incident !

Feb 07, 2020,11:57 AM

A tourist had a £115,000 watch ripped from his wrist in a "violent" robbery in Mayfair

The 55-year-old man was staying in a hotel in the affluent central London area when he was pounced upon by three men, police said. 

During the attack in Berkeley Square, the assailants tore the Breguet Tourbillion timepiece from his left wrist. 

Footage shows three men fleeing the scene, in the direction of Park Lane, with the victim and his wife initially trying to chase them. The victim suffered a deep stab wound to his left arm during the incident, police said. 

Scotland Yard has released a CCTV image of three men they wish to speak to in relation to the incident, which occurred around 3.30pm on June 9 last year. 

Detective constable Eve Kelly said: "This violent robbery was committed in broad daylight, and it appears that the victim was specifically targeted for his watch.

"He and his wife were left shaken, and have since received counselling to help deal with the impact of this robbery.

“We have followed up numerous CCTV and forensic leads but unfortunately not made any arrests, and now we are hoping that the public can help put names to these faces.

"If you recognise any of these men we would urge you to get in touch.”

The suspects have been described as men in their 30s, of Mediterranean appearance and medium build.

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From the newspaper..

 By: Centurionone : February 7th, 2020-14:29

Makes me sick

 By: Jurry : February 8th, 2020-09:38
Especially since these guys have zero empathy zero compassion. You worked hard to buy such a watch, they like it and take it. And the stab wound? They’ll probably blame that on the victim; hadn’t he resisted they wouldn’t have had to stab him. The world u... 

The whole episode sounds absolutely dreadful!

 By: Centurionone : February 8th, 2020-11:27
Imagine the horror they went through. I once got robbed at knifepoint in South London, the emotional scar of that carried on for years...


 By: Jurry : February 8th, 2020-14:03
Many years ago a guy with a knife tried to rob me. That turned out pretty bad for him because I was about to give him what he wanted when he, with my wallet in his hand, tried to stab me anyway. That was not his best move of the day so to speak. Alas that... 

So sorry to hear that , but I love the fact that you have self defence skills!

 By: Centurionone : February 9th, 2020-03:35
I was quite shocked and scared at the sight of the machete ( admittedly that was almost 30 years ago ) Since then always disliked South London.. illogical I know

No it’s quit logical

 By: Jurry : February 9th, 2020-05:08
It’s logical to avoid a place where something bad happened; that’s human nature. Same as after a burglary in your house you better move coz it never feel the same again. Back then I just was lucky, the guy unlucky. He had his change to walk away with the ...  

Harmony Calendar Moonphase 😍!! then Overseas

 By: Centurionone : February 9th, 2020-06:03
Sadly I don’t own a VC yet but if I did , I would start with an Overseas probably . Both are beauties , enjoy! ❤️

A very good choice [nt]

 By: Jurry : February 9th, 2020-07:49

Instagram and Facebook

 By: gqmagic : March 27th, 2022-20:22
Have change how some people unwittingly make themselves a target by posting and "flexing" their expensive toys, often with personal identifying information. Making it easy to be targeted, followed, home invaded, etc. Happened last week to a watch dealer w... 

 By: gqmagic : March 28th, 2022-03:00

In agreement. Well said.

 By: Costa (aka Connie) : July 26th, 2021-21:08

I've a dim memory of walking a Kuwait City sidewalk . . .

 By: Dr No : February 17th, 2020-15:06
. . . and seeing street vendors selling gold jewelry and coins. This was ~ 1966. Don't know if trends have changed since, but I was impressed by the orderliness of Kuwait back then. I'm sure penalties for criminality were a, if not the , primary reason. A... 

Not just Kuwait

 By: Mohannad (aka Riddler) : February 19th, 2020-13:41
All the GCC

Kuwait City, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, and other GCC capital cities always felt safe to me

 By: Robert65 : July 11th, 2020-06:35
But from what I saw of the average pedestrian, they were workerbees (Indian, Asian, etc) who were there to work, make money and send $ back home to their families. They wanted NO part in anything illegal which would jeopardize their working status - and y... 


 By: pjphilippe : March 4th, 2022-23:43
My father started working in ِAbu-Dhabi around 1969, at that time he was flying BAOC with a stopover in Bahrain. There he visited a jeweller who lent him jewellery to bring home in Paris for my mother to make her selection. My father would then pay for wh... 


 By: amg786w : November 21st, 2020-04:37
So sad that one cannot wear the fruits of his/her labour.

A 55 years old man

 By: Weems@8 : July 31st, 2022-12:13
A victim of crime, and do not forget his wife who suffer it. A Breguet is different than a Rolex, so criminals have knowledge what watches have value. They would not rob somebodies Fossil or Diesel. The west is certainly not a safe place. Everywhere in th... 

Thanks for the advice.

 By: Ping.Timeout : July 31st, 2022-14:32