A man in his 70s who was walking along Bingham Avenue in Poole at around 2.40pm on Sunday 20 May had his Rolex watch snatched from his wrist.
He was approached by a woman who started a conversation and who then held the victim’s arm forcefully and stole his watch, which was stainless steel with a green bezel and a black face.
The woman left the scene in a grey or silver-coloured vehicle. She is described as white, approximately aged between 25 and 35 years old, five feet eight inches tall and well-built with blonde hair.
Police Constable Chris Raspini, of the Priority Crime Team, said: “I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around the relevant time and may have witnessed what happened to please get in touch.
“I would urge residents and motorists to please check their home CCTV systems and dashcams for any footage to assist my enquiries.
“I would also like to speak to anyone who may have seen a Rolex watch matching the description given for sale locally in unusual circumstances.
“Finally, I am keen to hear from anyone who may have been approached in a similar way in the vicinity or has any information to help my investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210085502. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.
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