A man had his Rolex watch stolen in Highcliffe

A MAN had his Rolex watch stolen by a woman on his way back to his car in Highcliffe.

The incident took place just days after similar thefts took place in Ferndown and Wimborne.

The victim, aged around 70, was returning to his vehicle in a Stanley Road parking lot at around 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, when he was approached by a woman who took the watch from her left wrist.

The woman set off towards the co-op on Lymington Road and was last seen walking towards the parking lot at the back of the store.

She is described as having a tanned complexion, about five feet six to five feet eight inches tall and a slim figure with shoulder-length dark hair. She had a silver hair clip with a black clasp at the back of her hair and wore black pants and a floral patterned shirt.

The incident left the victim with bruises on his left hand.

This is the latest in a series of reports of Rolex watches being targeted for theft, with other incidents reported including at Ferndown Golf Club on Wednesday July 14 and High Street, Wimborne on Thursday July 15.

Christchurch Police PC Jim Perks said: “This watch had sentimental value to the victim as well as being dear and we are conducting a number of investigations to try to identify the woman responsible for this theft.

“I appeal to anyone who was in the area and who has witnessed suspicious activity, or who has information that could aid our investigation, to come forward.

“I would also ask anyone who was driving in the area at the time and who installed a dashcam on their vehicle to check their footage for anything relevant.

“Finally, we have had a number of incidents of a similar nature over the past few days and I again remind people to be vigilant and be especially careful if you wear high value watches or jewelry and you are approached under suspicious circumstances. ”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk, email [email protected] or call 101, quoting event number 55210114276.

Alternatively, to remain anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call the free number 0800 555 111.

Floyd N. Morlan