Man runs from jewellers wearing most expensive watch

Shocked staff at a jewellers in Eastleigh have been speaking of the moment a man, who they thought was a genuine customer, turned and ran - with the shop's most expensive watch around his wrist.

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Snatch thief escapes with £8,000 Rolex on his wrist

A £1,000 reward is being offered to help catch a snatch thief who tried on the most expensive watch in a jewellers, before running away with it on his wrist.

The brazen thief, wearing sunglasses, asked to try on the rolex - with an £8,000 price tag. But seconds later he was gone. The robbery happened at David Mellor Jewellers at the Swan Centre in Eastleigh. Sarah Cooper speaks to one of the shop workers, Milly Blake, and James Mellor, managing director in training, in her report.

Man tries on most expensive watch and then runs away

Shocked staff at a jewellers in Eastleigh have been speaking of the moment a man, they thought was a genuine customer, turned and ran - with the shop's most expensive watch around his wrist.

A watch catches the man's eye Credit: David Mellor Jewellers

The brazen thief, wearing sunglasses, asked to try on the rolex - with an £8,000 price tag. But seconds later he was gone.

He tries the watch out for size Credit: David Mellor Jewellers

The robbery happened at David Mellor Jewellers at the Swan Centre in Eastleigh.

The man runs with the watch on his wrist Credit: David Mellor Jewellers

The shop is now offering a reward for anyone who can help catch the culprit.

A narrow escape Credit: David Mellor Jewellers

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