POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two extremely valuable watches were stolen in broad daylight during a violent mugging in Southall.
A 23-year-old man was on his way to sell the watches, worth between £20,000 and £30,000, when he was confronted by two men at about 2.30pm on Wednesday February 15.
He began walking in the direction of The Broadway when the suspects then punched him and threw him to the floor.
They grabbed his bag containing the watches and ran off in the direction of West Avenue. He needed hospital treatment but was discharged.
The first man is described as white, around 6ft tall and aged between 26 or 27. He was wearing a grey scarf around his face, covering his mouth and nose.
The second man was black, around 6ft tall and also aged around 26 or 27. He was wearing a dark coloured hooded jumper with the hood up and a black and white scarf around his face, covering his mouth and nose.
Police have released images of the goods, a Chopard White gold watch with black strap with diamonds on and a Chopard Gold watch with a white face, diamonds arranged in various circle shapes around the strap.
Detective Constable Reuben Pearson said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a man who was going about his day to day business.
“We are appealing not only to try and find these individuals but also to try and locate the stolen watches which are of great value. These are very unique watches so would be recognisable to a business who may intercept it.”
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 020 8721 7253.”