Detectives are appealing for the public’s help to locate a rare watch after an intruder entered a man’s home and stole it from his wrist.
Police were called on Friday, 24 May at 11:40pm after the victim, a 52-year-old man, was standing in his bedroom at his address in Gwendolen Avenue, East Putney, when he was approached by a man who began threatening him.
The suspect then took the watch from the victim’s wrist before fleeing the scene. The victim was not injured.
The suspect is described as a white man, aged between 25-40, and of slim build. He had his face covered with a skull and cross bone bandana, and was wearing a black hat, black jeans, black top and trainers.
The ordeal occurred while the victim’s partner, a 48-year-old woman, was also at home, with her teenage daughter. Neither of them were approached by the suspect.
It is believed he may have entered and left the premises through a window.
The stolen watch is a Chopard LUC 18ct white gold Limited Edition strap watch, number 298 of 1860. It has a black face and black crocodile strap and is valued at around £25,000.
Police are urging jewellers and watch collectors to keep an eye out for the stolen item and to contact officers immediately if it is offered for sale.
No suspect has been identified and enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to call the South West Command Unit CID on 07557 313 090.
Alternatively, call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 9424/24MAY19.
Information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.