Gang snatch £100,000 wristwatch
Police are searching for a gang of thieves who approached a stranger to shake his hand - before stealing his £100,000 watch from his wrist.
The 40-year-old victim was approached by the group of three or four men in Berkeley Street, Mayfair, central London, at about 2.25am on Saturday, April 14, Scotland Yard said.
The men, described as dark skinned Eastern Europeans aged in their mid 20s, shook the victim's hand before one of the suspects managed to remove the watch from his wrist and ran off towards Berkeley Square, Mayfair.
The Breguet Tourbillon watch is one of only 60 in existence and has a rose gold rectangular face and a black crocodile skin strap, with the inscription 'Limited Edition 819AK' on the back.
Police said no one had been arrested following the incident, which is being investigated by officers from the Westminster robbery squad.