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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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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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