Sunday 28 December 2014

Robbers take star's £30,000 watch

Published 06/02/2013 | 12:21

Two robbers stole a luxury watch from footballer Peter Lovenkrands
Two robbers stole a luxury watch from footballer Peter Lovenkrands

A Championship footballer has been robbed of a diamond-encrusted watch outside his home.

Birmingham City winger Peter Lovenkrands was parking his car when he was approached by two men who had their faces covered.

They threatened him, forcing the £30,000 luxury Swiss-made Hublot watch off his wrist, then unsuccessfully attempted to remove his wedding ring before running off.

The men were white, in their late teens or early 20s and were wearing hooded tops.

Mr Lovenkrands was not injured during the incident in Solihull, West Midlands, at about 2pm on Thursday January 31.

Detective Sergeant Andrew O'Keeffe, investigating, said the stolen watch was "unique" and urged anyone who is offered the timepiece to contact police immediately.

A Birmingham City spokesman said: "The club was not only saddened to hear of the robbery of Peter Lovenkrands but also the nature of the incident.

"Peter was shaken but thankfully unhurt during the ordeal and has received the ongoing support of the manager, his teammates and club officials.

"Anybody who feels that they may have information, no matter how minor, relating to this incident is urged to contact West Midlands Police or Crimestoppers immediately. "

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