A MAN had his gold luxury replica watches stolen in a distraction theft after two women asked him for directions following a series of similar incidents being reported across the county.
The victim, a man aged in his 60s with 1:1 US Rolex copy watches, was in the Bell Street car park in the town at around 3.57pm on Saturday 16 October 2021 when he was approached by two women, who asked for directions.
One of the suspects handed the man a pen and asked him to write down the street name. She thanked the victim for his help and hugged him, before the two women ran off. A short time later he noticed that his gold high quality Rolex Datejust fake watches was missing.
This incident follows a series of robberies and distraction thefts where best Rolex replica watches have been stolen in recent months, in Dorset and elsewhere in the country.
The first suspect is described as Asian, with long dark hair, of slim build and was wearing a blue T-shirt and a blue surgical face mask. No description was obtained for the second woman.
Detective Sergeant Karen Penn, of Dorset Police’s Priority Crime Team, said: “An investigation is underway into this latest incident and our enquiries involve looking for any available CCTV in that area.
“I would urge anyone with information that might assist our investigation to please come forward. I am particularly keen to hear from any residents in the vicinity with home CCTV systems, or passing motorists with dashcams, who may have captured any relevant footage.
“This is the latest in a series of similar incidents that have taken place across Dorset and we would continue to urge people to remain vigilant if they are wearing expensive US super clone watches for sale or items of jewellery, particularly if they are approached in this manner.
“Many of the victims are elderly and we would urge people with older relatives to discuss this with them and make them aware of this kind of offending that is taking place and ensure these items are insured.”