Gunman Steals £4,000 Watch

4 July 2013, 12:27 | Updated: 4 July 2013, 12:40

A gunman in Luton has stolen a man's watch, which is thought to be worth around £4,000.

Officers in Luton investigating the robbery that happened in the town on Tuesday 2nd July, are appealing for witnesses to come forward.


The incident happened at approximately 9.30pm when the 22 year old victim and a friend were sitting in the victim’s black VW Golf in Green Bushes car park, Hockwell Ring.


A man knocked on the driver’s door and asked for a cigarette but before the victim could reply the offender threatened him with a gun and took his distinctive wrist watch.


The offender is described as a white man, approximately 6’ tall, in his mid 20s with very light facial hair and piercing blue eyes. He wore a green hooded top and black golfing gloves and was carrying a black leather man bag with the strap over his body.


The officer in charge of this investigation, Detective Constable Jo Bosson, is keen to trace anyone who saw the robbery or anyone who has been offered a distinctive man’s wrist watch for sale.


DC Bosson said: “The watch that was taken is a man’s Jacob and Co valued at approximately £4000. The face is silver in colour and had diamonds set in to it. The dial shows five different time zones and it has a thick brown strap which has a crocodile skin appearance.  This watch will stand out to anyone who is offered it for sale or to anyone who sees a person with a new watch matching this description. I would urge anyone who has seen a watch like this to contact the police and help with this investigation.”