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Tourist Stabbed In 'Vicious' Robbery Of Watch Worth More Than £115,000

Tourist Stabbed In 'Vicious' Robbery Of Watch Worth More Than £115,000

Police have released footage of a 'violent' robbery in London in which a tourist was stabbed and robbed in broad daylight.

The 55-year-old victim had a Breguet Tourbillon watch worth in excess of £115,000 ($149,109) ripped from his wrist and suffered a deep stab wound to his left arm during the robbery, which took place at around 3.30pm on 9 June 2019 in Berkeley Square, Mayfair.

Both he and his wife chased the three male suspects, but they ran off in the direction of Park Lane.

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The victim was subsequently taken to hospital for treatment and both he and his wife have received counselling since the 'vicious' robbery.

Officers from the Central West Area Robbery Squad are leading the investigation, but no arrests have been made to date.

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.

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"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.

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"If you recognise any of these men we would urge you to get in touch."

Police are appealing for help identifying the three suspects. Credit: Metropolitan Police
Police are appealing for help identifying the three suspects. Credit: Metropolitan Police

The suspects are described as men in their 30s, of Mediterranean appearance and medium build.

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If you know who the men are, call police on 020 7321 7581 or 101. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you would prefer not to leave your name.

The crime took place around a mile away from where Mohammed Abdullah Al Araimi was stabbed to death during an attempted robbery of his Rolex watch at around midnight on 6 December 2019.

Mr Al Araimi, 20, attempted to fight off the attackers but was knifed in the back, collapsing under a Christmas tree in Hans Crescent, near an entrance to Harrods.

According to the Evening Standard, Mr Al Araimi's brother Raid said last month: "As a family we are all grieving at the loss of Mohammed. He only went out for a meal with a friend and never came home.

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"If anyone knows who is responsible, or believes they know, please do the right thing and tell the police. We would not want another family to suffer like we are suffering."

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