Robbers snatched a watch worth more than £100K off a man’s wrist before running away.

Thames Valley Police has released images of four men who may have vital information about a robbery in Oxford.

At around 1.40pm on Saturday, the victim, a man in his thirties, was sat on a bench outside St Aldate’s Church in Oxford. 

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Unknown to him, he had been followed by a group of four men.

Two of the men approached the victim and asked him if the church was open, to which he replied that he did not know.

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Without any warning or threat, the men covered the victim’s mouth, pushed him back off the bench, took his Richard Mille watch, worth approximately £130,000, from his wrist and ran away.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Charles Smith, based at Oxford police station, said: “This was a violent robbery of a high value watch from a visitor to Oxford.

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“The offence was calculated and organised in nature and happened in broad daylight in a busy street in the city centre.

“I would like to appeal to anybody who recognises the men in these images to please get in touch as I believe they may have information in connection with this incident.”

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Police urge witnesses to call 101 to report information quoting reference number 43220208785.

Alternatively, for 100 per cent anonymity, contact Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.

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This story was written by Rebecca Whittaker, she joined the team in 2019 as a multimedia reporter.

Rebecca covers education and news in Abingdon and Wantage.

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