Three Rolex watches snatched from York shop in daylight robbery

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10 Jan 2019 @ 1.02 pm
| Crime, News

UPDATE: Man charged with York Rolex thefts after police helicopter chase

Three Rolex watches were snatched from a York jewellers in broad daylight.

The theft happened on Wednesday (January 9) at about 11am at a shop on High Ousegate.

Have you seen him?

The suspect is…

a black man
around 5ft 10ins tall
with long black dreadlocks.

He was wearing

a blue bandanna
a black bomber jacket with green, red and gold flowers on the back
black trousers
and black shoes with white trim.

Officers investigating the thefts have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident. He carried a designer over-the-shoulder bag.

They are also asking York shopkeepers to get in touch if they think the man may have visited their store.

Police believe the incident may be linked to a similar theft in Manchester.

If you recognise him or have any information that could help the investigation, please contact North Yorkshire Police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and select option 1
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Quote reference number 12190004972