Police track down ‘Rolex thieves’ posing as charity workers to steal luxury watches



Detectives are tracking down two women who have stolen tens of thousands of pounds of luxury watches while posing as charity workers in Hampshire, Dorset and Sussex.

The women, who were described by the victims as being from Eastern Europe, targeted older men on the streets and tried to distract them in order to tear off the watches.

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Dorset Police have now released CCTV footage of two women they wish to speak to and a vehicle they seek to locate.Between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, a 90-year-old man was approached by two women in Links Road.

Detectives want to speak to these two women as part of their investigation Credit: Dorset Police

One of the women had a notepad and asked the man to sign a petition for a charity. After signing it, the woman pulled the victim into her arms and they then left the scene.A few minutes later, the man discovered that his watch was missing.

Alan Bruce from Wimborne in Dorset had a similar experience and he believes the two women pictured are the two people who stole his £ 14,000 Rolex. The watch has still not been recovered.

Detective Sergeant Karen Penn, Dorset Police Priority Crime Team, said: ‘We have been investigating this incident, which is linked to a series of similar Rolex robberies in the area.

“As part of our investigation, we obtained footage of the suspects and the car they were seen in following the incident.

“I appreciate that the images are not of high quality, but I hope they can help jog someone’s memory and I urge anyone with any information to contact us.

“The women involved are described as being from Eastern Europe and I would like to take this opportunity to urge people to be vigilant if they are approached in similar circumstances, especially if you are wearing a watch or jewelry from great value.”

Police are looking for this woman as part of their investigation Credit: Dorset Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, e-mail [email protected] or calling 101, quoting the number d ‘event 55210152820.

Alternatively, to remain 100% anonymous, contact the independent Crimestoppers charity online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call the free number 0800 555 111.



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