Be careful out there

 By: descartes1 : September 16th, 2021-19:12
Diner at nice outdoor restaurant in NYC shot in the leg when he wouldn’t give up his Rolex to robber.

[Link added — FabR]

This message has been edited by FabR on 2021-09-16 20:29:21

Crazy !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 16th, 2021-20:18
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This is beyond insane — hope they’ll get caught and sentenced swiftly! Thanks for alerting the community, I added a link to your post👍🙏

 By: FabR : September 16th, 2021-20:31

Sad, but chances are they'll never be caught.

 By: Thomas_3 : September 16th, 2021-20:33

There are cameras in much of Manhattan, so it's possible that they will be caught.

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : September 16th, 2021-22:55

Indeed, let's hope in a positive update soon ;-)

 By: FabR : September 16th, 2021-23:11

Similar event happened in LA last week

 By: descartes1 : September 16th, 2021-20:53
So much lawlessness in big US cities these days

By the way, this happened on 60th and Madison— One of the nicest parts of Manhattan

 By: descartes1 : September 16th, 2021-20:54

Sad times.

 By: J K : September 16th, 2021-20:57

Yes, totally insane.

 By: amanico : September 16th, 2021-21:01

I am heading to NYC in a few weeks for a long weekend — making me think twice about my watch choice for the trip.

 By: orahu : September 16th, 2021-21:52

Keeping a watch under your sleeve is never a bad idea.

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : September 16th, 2021-22:55

Enjoy your visit

 By: SpareTime : September 16th, 2021-23:49
I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Midtown at night is not the best place to be wearing something flashy, but you’d be fine in other (more residential) parts of Manhattan. It is surprising that this happened on 60th/mad though. It’s a busy block with three high end restaurants. Still, I’d say this is more exception than rule.

NYC is a big place, rolexes are everywhere, overwhelming chances are you'll be fine

 By: Fastwong : September 17th, 2021-00:50
But if it makes you feel better not wearing a hype Rolex or AP while spending time in the touristy areas wouldn't hurt. In this case I would wager the location was more of a risk than the watch...

I wouldn’t consider this a risky location

 By: descartes1 : September 17th, 2021-02:37
It’s the heart of the upper east side with 8 figure residences, top restaurants and great shopping.

Perhaps but if I wanted to rob some rich old people that's exactly where I'd go.

 By: Fastwong : September 17th, 2021-03:14
Upper east side is certainly not a high crime area but when it comes to stealing luxury goods from defenseless people I can't think of a better place in NYC.

Just saying, no one is scoping out the dive bar around the corner from me on the lower east side for a snatch and grab of rolexes and jewelry....

+1, that is what makes it even more concerning, if possible ;-) My father's sister has been living nearby (72nd and 3rd) since before I was born (she moved to NYC with her first husband in 1976), and I'd never heard of this type of incident...Sad! ;-)

 By: FabR : September 17th, 2021-03:32

Keep in mind this exact restaurant had a previous shooting.

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : September 17th, 2021-12:17
This spot is risky in a generally very safe area.

Saw this on the evening news.

 By: RabidManatee : September 16th, 2021-23:11
As has been said, I would think that the thieves would be on camera somewhere.  I just hope that the NYPD hasn’t been stripped of the resources needed to pursue the matter. 


 By: blau : September 17th, 2021-00:44
I know those grey market dealers will go to all sorts of lengths to get Rolexes, but this is too far!

I know what you're all going to say...

 By: blau : September 17th, 2021-00:47
"these watches are worth whatever someone is willing to do to get one. Stop complaining! It's the free market!"

Thanks De Blasio 😡

 By: mr.rz3 : September 17th, 2021-03:22

Increasingly common unfortunately.

 By: Jay (Eire) : September 17th, 2021-12:17
I had long changed my watch wearing habits when in certain countries but the last two years or so I’ve also adjusted my habits in the US.  

This is one of several similar incidents in Manhattan in the last few months.  

Sadly this is happening all over the world, especially in the EU (London, Paris, Barcelona, etc...). Sad to say but it seems a sign of the times 😡👎

 By: holdemchamp1225 : September 18th, 2021-15:52