Another incident !

 By: Centurionone : February 7th, 2020-11:57

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.

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 upside down

What I find even more disturbing is that in many virtually all countries in the so-called western rich world, the police have simply not enough resources to catch those guys. Often it’s considered “small crime, no priority” which equals “call your insurance and get over it” thus paving the way for the bad guys.

Just one word: sickening.

Fortunately I live in a country where crime rate rally is very close to zero. Reason? Most answer: “must very tough punishments”.

No that’s not it. The main reason is that virtually every crime gets solved. Police can tap in on any surveillance cameras and they simply catch the bad guys quickly.

It’s not so much severity of punishment that scares them off. The change of getting caught s of bigger concern.

Apologies probably to political and any moderator can edit or remove this post but had to get it of my chest

(And I belief many of you silently agree)

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 was 25 years ago but the world hasn’t changed that much

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 smile

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 wallet but decided to try and stab anyway. Wrong move.

But the after affects remain same: shock disbelief. And on top the police who now initially detained me because the guy simply filed charges against me for assault.
These obviously got dismissed but today I’m not so sure anymore.

Anyway look at us; for both it’s an odd 25-30 years ago and we are still talking vividly about it. The two bad guys probably wouldn’t remember it at all (mine might a little but haga)

Whilst instead we have so many more pleasant things to share

Like this one

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
No message body

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. 


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 yes, the punishment for crime is likely heavy.


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