Rolex theft: Undercover Met Police officers catch robbers in theft sting

The Metropolitan Police has been carrying out undercover operations over the last two years to catch suspected robbers targeting people with luxury watches.

In four CCTV videos filmed on different days in London’s Soho, criminals can be seen approaching undercover police officers and then proceeding to try and take their watches.

A number of stings have taken place in London, after 300 watches were stolen between April and September 2022, totalling in a value of GBP4M.

Commander of Met Intelligence, Ben Russell, said that the stings “resulted in 31 robbers arrested in a 12-month period” and that “fourteen have already been sentenced”.

Video by Megan Fisher and Ian Casey