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CCTV released following robbery

News   •   May 13, 2016 08:15 BST

[CCTV images of two men police wish to speak with]

Detectives from Kensington & Chelsea Borough investigating a robbery outside a hotel foyer have issued CCTV footage of two men they wish to identify and speak to in connection with the incident.

On 29 December 2015, police were called at around 22:00hrs to a report of a robbery outside the Beaufort Hotel on Beaufort Gardens in Knightsbridge.

The robbery was reported to have occurred at some point between 21:55 and 22:00hrs that night. A £10,000 Rolex watch was stolen.

CCTV captured two men approach a man in his 40s who was sitting on a step outside the entrance of the hotel smoking a cigarette. One of the suspects gave the man a hug and the other pulled on the man’s out-stretched arm and slid the gold Rolex watch off his wrist. The two men then left and headed towards Brompton Road. Only later when the man looked at his wrist did he realise his watch was taken. 

The suspects are described as:

'Suspect 1' [ref: 206952] is described as a slim white man, aged in his mid-20s, with short dark hair. He was wearing a red body warmer over a grey tracksuit and black trainers.

'Suspect 2' [ref: 206953] is described as a slim white man, with a thin beard, aged in his mid-20s. He was wearing a white cap with a black peak, a green bomber jacket, dark trousers and white trainers.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the two men shown on CCTV.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 020 8246 0182 or via 101 quoting reference number 206952 (suspect 1) or 206953 (suspect 2) or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.