News

Mugger snatches £667,000 watch from tourist in front of horrified family – World News

The criminal snuck up behind the man and his children before violently grabbing his arm and snatching away the valuable watch in a matter of seconds

The moment an American tourist is robbed of his luxury watch in front of his young family
The moment an American tourist is robbed of his luxury watch in front of his young family

A man was caught by video surveillance removing a luxury watch from an American tourist in front of his family.

The brazen robber was seen snatching the $45,000 (£37,000) watch from the man’s wrist as the victim strolled through Barcelona’s central Gothic Quarter with his children.

The criminal sneaks up behind the man and grabs his arm before snatching the watch away in seconds and running away. The young children seem confused and frightened by what they have just witnessed as their father stumbles back before regaining his composure.

According to initial reports, the stolen watch was a Swiss-made Hublot Black Caviar Bang set with hundreds of precision-cut black diamonds and priced at $1 million. reported the Daily Mail. However, it was later confirmed that the watch was a less valuable variant of Hublot’s ‘Bang’ series, still worth tens of thousands of pounds.







An American tourist is robbed of a £36,870 watch by a thief in Barcelona, ​​Spain, on June 7
(

Picture:

CEN)

Despite this, the American tourist initially filed a police report estimating the stolen watch at $800,000 (£666,000).

A police spokesman said at the time: “I can confirm that we are investigating the violent theft of an $800,000 designer watch following a complaint from a tourist.

“The person who reported the crime said he was surrounded by a gang of robbers who snatched the watch from his wrist. The incident is believed to have happened around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday. No arrests have been made yet.”

Police added that the tourist suffered “minor injuries” in the attack.

Authorities warned tourists to be vigilant and take extra care with their personal belongings if visiting the city in the summer, as crime rates tend to rise dramatically during the holiday season.

The incident happened in an upscale neighborhood near the five-star Mercer Hotel.

Travel guide website Barcelona Yellow recommends that tourists “do not wear expensive watches and jewelry outside of high-end hotels, luxury shopping districts, outside of popular nightclubs in upscale areas” as “criminal gang attacks on very high-end watches are increasing.” , jewelry and phones.”

Continue reading

Continue reading

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/mugger-snatches-watch-worth-667000-27236607 Mugger snatches £667,000 watch from tourist in front of horrified family - World News

Fry Electronics Team

Fry Electronics.com is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@fry-electronics.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button