A shameless thief in Manchester told his victim he had a nice watch before stealing his £7,500 diamond-encrusted Cartier Santos. Greater Manchester Police have launched an appeal after the the robbery in Hulme on Sunday (21 August).
The incident happened at 12.20am on when the victim, a 25-year-old man, left a party on Boundary Lane when he was approached by four men. They asked him for a cigarette and said he had a nice watch before they pointed handguns at him, snatched his Samsung S6 Galaxy mobile phone and removed the watch from his wrist.
The men, who are all described as black and wearing all black clothing, then fled down Boundary Lane and turned left onto Ruby Street. The watch is described as a gold Cartier Santos watch with a square clock face, diamonds and a black leather strap.
Detective Constable Michael Burns of GMP's City of Manchester Team, said: "The robbery has left the man shaken and distressed after he has had a gun pointed at him and his valuables stolen. I'm appealing to anyone who has any information about the robbery or may have witnessed the incident."
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 6075 or 101 quoting 49 of 21/08/16 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.