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VIDEO: Man steals Rolex watches worth £28,000 from a Manchester jewellers

A man posing as a customer ran out of a jewellers in Manchester with two Rolex watches, valued at around £28,500.

The man was caught on CCTV walking into a jewellery store in Manchester’s Arndale Centre on Saturday, 19 March, at around 6:35pm as he posed for a customer.

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The man asked to see two high priced watches, but after spending around 30 minutes in the store he made off with both watches, without paying. Two staff members chased the man but did not catch him.

He is described as a black man, wearing glasses and had his hair tied back in cornrow style. He had a black coat with white fur trim, black jeans and black footwear.

PC Gavin Johnson from Greater Manchester Police’s North Manchester division said: “This man ran through a busy shopping centre on Saturday just after 7pm, when there would have been a lot of shoppers and other people in the area.

“Did you see this man run past you or did you see which direction he went in? Please call us with any information you may have so we can identify the person responsible for this high value theft.”

Anyone with information has been asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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