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40 Luxury Watches Stolen in London Delivery Driver Heist

It reads like a section of Goofellas script; delivery driver robbed whilst dropping off 40 luxury watches in leafy Primrose Hill, London.

According to a Met Police press release men threatened and restrained the delivery guy before stealing `up to 40′ watches and driving off at speed in a black Audi A3. It’s reported that several Cartier models were amongst the haul.

The incident happened back in March, but the appeal for witness info has only just been released, which is an unfortunate delay. The robbery happened at 6.40pm on March 13th – back in pre-Covid-19 times, if you can recall those heady days.

Det Con Scott Sellars, of the Met’s Central North CID, told the Ham & High news site that he wanted to know if anyone saw the robbery take place or had been offered a large quantity of watches for sale.

He added: “These criminals were calculating and callous, and they used the threat of violence against the delivery driver. It is important that they are caught.”

There have been no arrests and the Audi has not been found. Anyone with information should call 101 or tweet @MetCC using reference number CAD 6386/13Mar.

To remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

OUR TOP TIPS FOR STOPPING THE WATCH THIEVES

Don’t post social media pictures of your expensive watches – especially if your smartphone location is turned ON. 

Always laugh and say your Cartier, Rolex or Patek is a cracking fake you bought in Thailand, if anyone ask questions about your watch.

Don’t help people in the street while wearing a nice watch. Walk on. 

A rolled up copy of a hefty magazine, such as Q, Top Gear or Wired can really hurt if you hammer it into someone’s face. It’s not classed as an offensive weapon either.

 

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