1. ITV Report

City footballer left ‘shaken’ after his £30,000 watch was stolen

Peter Lovenkrands Photo: ITV News Central

Birmingham City Football Club has released a statement today after one of its players had a £30,000 watch stolen from outside his home in Solihull.

Two men are now being hunted by police after stealing the watch from City winger, Peter Lovenkrands, who also made an unsuccessful grab for his wedding ring.

The diamond-encrusted Swiss-made Hublot is very distinctive says police Detective Sergeant Andrew O’Keeffe.

The watch that was stolen is very unique and we would ask anyone who is offered a watch of this kind to contact us immediately.

Fortunately the victim was unhurt following the robbery but this was a frightening attack and we are appealing for the public’s help to find the offenders.

– Andrew O’Keeffe, Detective Sergeant – West Midlands Police
A replica of the diamond-encrusted watch stolen from Peter Lovenkrands Credit: WM Police

The men are described as white and aged in their late teens or early 20s. They were wearing hooded tops and had their faces covered.

Birmingham City Football Club say they’re saddened by 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.

– Birmingham City spokesman

In 2012, the Danish winger signed a two-year deal with Birmingham City from Newcastle United.