Robber punched sales assistant and stole watch worth £10,000

The Metropolitan Police are appealing for information after a man stole a high value watch and assaulted the sales assistant.

On Saturday, 6 January the suspect entered a stockist of Breitling watches at Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford. He asked to try on a watch, a Breitling Super Avenger II, valued at more than £10,000.

He then assaulted the sales assistant by punching him in the face and fled the store taking the watch with him.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who can name the man shown in the CCTV stills which were captured inside the shopping centre before the offence was committed.

The sales assistant did not suffer any lasting injuries.

Anyone who can name this person should call Flying Squad Detectives by dialling 101, quoting reference CAD5149/6Jan18 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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