A traveler had a ₤700,000 designer watch nabbed from his wrist when he was targetted by a gang of burglars in Barcelona.
The rich American tourist informed cops the wrist watch was taken when he was surrounded by a group in Lledo Street, in the city’s Gothic Quarter.
The male, who suffered small injuries in the mugging, was near the luxury Mercer Hotel when he was targetted.
Local reports recommend he was going back to the hotel for a siesta after lunch at a close-by dining establishment when the mugging happened.
Following the theft on Tuesday, Spanish cops have actually introduced an examination and are trying to find 4 males.
The watch in concern has actually been recognized as a Swiss- made Hublot, with unofficial reports stating it is a Black Caviar Bang.
Black Caviar Bangs are limited-edition watches that include numerous precision-cut black diamonds.
Each takes more than 2,000 hours to make from start to end up and includes the substantial price of $1 million in the United States.
However, the local Mossos d’Esquadra police stated it was not able to verify what kind of watch had actually been taken.
A representative for the force stated: ‘I can verify we are examining the violent theft of a designer watch worth ₤685,000 following a grievance from a traveler.
‘The individual who reported the criminal offense stated he was surrounded by a gang of assailants who nabbed the watch off his wrist.
‘The incident reported happened around 2.20pm on Tuesday. No arrests have yet been made.’
Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter has narrow middle ages streets filled with stylish bars, clubs and dining establishments and is constantly brimming with holidaymakers.
It was not right away clear whether cops had actually handled to acquire CCTV video of the event.
Rolex burglars are understood to target holidaymakers in popular locations like Ibiza, Majorca and Barcelona throughout the peak summertime season.
Locals grumbled previously this month that gangs of children were targeting travelers in San Antonio in Ibiza.
One business person informed island paper Diario de Ibiza: ‘They act quickly, without speaking or accentuating themselves so regarding shock their victims.
They are extremely well prepared. Before this utilized to take place at night-time now they strike at any time of the day.’
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