Moment tourist's $150,000 watch is ripped from his wrist in vicious robbery

Moment tourist's $150,000 watch is ripped from his wrist in vicious robbery

The startling moment a tourist's $150,000 (£115,000) watch was ripped from his wrist in a robbery has been released to the public by London's Metropolitan Police.

This includes CCTV of the three men suspected of robbing the 55-year-old man in Berkeley Square, Mayfair at half three in the afternoon on 9 June 2019.

In the video below, the man can be seen resisting the robbers before they succeed, inflicting a deep stab wound to his left arm. One of the robbers dropped his watch while carrying out the attack.

Watch the shocking moment the watch was stolen below: 

After the incident, the robbers ran in the direction of Park Lane, and they were chased by the victim and his wife. The man had been staying nearby and the watch was a Breguet Tourbillion.

The 55-year-old was subsequently taken to hospital.

However, despite the incident taking place over six months ago, no one has been arrested in connection with the robbery.

Detective constable Eve Kelly said in a statement about the incident: "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 counseling to help deal with the impact of this robbery."

Three suspects in a robbery. Credit: Met Police

Kelly continued: "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.

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

As per the Metropolitan Police, the three suspects are Medeterrianian looking men in their 30s, all of whom are of a medium build.

If you have any information that could lead to the arrest of these men, you can contact the Metropolitan Police on 020 7321 7581 or 101. Or, if you would prefer anonymity, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.