Luxury watches stolen during burglary near Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 15:30 11 April 2016 | UPDATED: 15:30 11 April 2016

Police are appealing to trace distinctive watches stolen during a burglary near Potters Bar

Police are appealing to trace distinctive watches stolen during a burglary near Potters Bar


Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a burglary in Ridge, near Potters Bar, during which two expensive watches were stolen.

The thief gained access to the rear garden of a property and forced entry to the house via a patio door, sometime between 3.45pm and 3.55pm on Thursday, March 31.

Once inside, two safes containing a number of items were stolen.

Among the items taken were two highly-distinctive luxury timepieces.

A Jaeger-LeCoultre solid gold chain link watch, with a white face, in a blue presentation box with off-white inside padding, was stolen.

The offender also took an antique Omega brown watch, with a leather strap, engraved with the letter ‘M’.

Cash, passports and driving licences were also pinched.

The crook then left the property and is believed to have been picked up by a vehicle which made off at speed.

Detective Constable Chris Payne said: “The stolen watches are highly distinctive and I am appealing for anyone who thinks they may have come across them, or seen them offered for sale, to please contact me straight away.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area around the times stated.

“Any information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, could greatly assist the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Payne on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference J1/16/1094.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the independent crime-fighting charity’s anonymous online form at

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

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