Saturday, 23 January 2021

Rolex watch and phone stolen in knifepoint robbery

Rolex watch and phone stolen in knifepoint robbery

A MAN was threatened with a knife and had his mobile phone and Rolex watch stolen by a robber.

The victim, who is in his thirties, had agreed to sell his watch online and to meet the buyer outside the parade of shops in Henley Road, Caversham.

He was waiting there at about 11.45am on Saturday when he was approached by a man who took the watch and ran away without paying.

As he chased after him, he dropped his phone but was threatened with a knife by the robber who picked up the phone and ran off.

Police are appealing for witnesses. They described the offender as a black man in his late teens or early twenties who was 6ft 3in tall and slim. He was wearing a black hooded top with the hood up, black tracksuit bottoms and a face covering and was carrying a black rucksack.

The watch was a Rolex Datejust 41 with a stainless steel bracelet strap and a white dial face.

Anyone with information should call Thames Valley Police on 101, quoting the reference number 43200387465.

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