Police release CCTV after man, 60, is attacked and robbed of £6,000 Rolex watch
Police have appealed for information after a man was robbed of his £6,000 Rolex watch in central London.
The victim, a 60-year-old man, was walking from Chancery Land station when he was approached by two men, who asked him for directions to Tottenham Court Road.
Moments later, he was attacked from behind around his neck by one of the men while the other snatched his phone from his hand.
The victim grabbed the phone back and threw it down the street to prevent the suspects from taking it, shouting for help as he did so.
One of the suspects pulled the man's Rolex GMT Master off his wrist and shouted "I've got it" as the trio fled.
A member of public who walked past came to the victim's aid and reported to the police
The man suffered minor injuries following the incident.
Met Police have now released CCTV footage of the three suspects as they wish to speak with.
The three men, all dressed in black outfits, are seen fleeing the scene near Theobalds Road.
One of them is seen wearing a cap and holding a jacket and another one has his hair tied in a low bun.
Detective Constable Alejandra Gomez, from the Central North Command Unit, is investigating.
She said: " It appears that two of the suspects approached the victim while the third acted as a lookout. All three are then believed to have fled – possibly via Holborn tube station.
"We have released CCTV images and footage of three men we would like to speak to in connection with the incident and urge anyone who recognises them to contact us immediately.
"Any jewellers who have been approached with the offer of a Rolex watch model 116710BLNR, and are unable to account for how they came to obtain it, are also urged to contact police."
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