Police release e-fits of women after elderly man robbed of Rolex watch in Emsworth

POLICE have released e-fits of two young women they are hunting after an elderly man was robbed of his Rolex in Emsworth.

Tuesday, 21st July 2020, 2:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st July 2020, 5:52 pm

The 78-year-old victim was approached by two women in High Street at about 12.30pm on Wednesday, July 15 who shoved him into an enclosed area before stealing the Rolex GMT Master II.

The women, thought to be in their 20s, are both about 5ft 4in, with olive complexions and dark hair.

One was described as having an average build and a Portuguese accent while the other female had slightly larger than average build.

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Efits of two women who police want to identify after a Rolex GMT Master II with a black face was stolen from an elderly man in Emsworth on Wednesday

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The stolen watch has a black face, similar to the one shown in the picture.

But police said the bezel has been replaced with a black Rolex Submariner bezel with the small pearl setting at 12 o’clock to make it more distinctive - as shown in the second image.

Officers said there is also minor damage in three places on the inside of the watch bracelet.

A Rolex watch similar to the one stolen

A police statement said: ‘We want to identify the two women pictured as part of our enquiries, and are appealing to anyone who knows who they are or who may have seen them in the area.

‘In addition, we would ask anyone, including local businesses, who are offered sale of a watch matching the one stolen to report this to police.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44200262386.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org

A Rolex bezel similar to the one stolen

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