Man had his Rolex watch stolen as he waited for a taxi in Poole

A MAN waiting for a taxi in Poole was robbed of his Rolex watch in a late-night attack.

The incident happened at around 1.50am on Saturday, August 12, as the victim waited for a taxi near Golden Kebabs, in Bournemouth Road.

The man, in his 30s, was approached as he waited with friends by a man who claimed the taxi that had arrived was for him.

He is reported to have pushed the victim up against the taxi and removed a Rolex watch from his wrist before making off in the direction of Church Road.

The man is described as being around 30 years old, 5ft 8inches tall, of large build and bald. He was wearing a khaki green T-shirt and dark jeans.

He was believed to have been with a woman who is described as being aged in her early 20s, around 5ft 7inches tall and with curly black hair. She was wearing a white hooded top and white trainers.

The stolen watch was a Rolex Daytona Oysterflex in Champagne colour.

PC Aaron Strange, of Dorset Police, said: “We have been continuing to investigate this robbery and have now obtained further information from the victim.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information that might assist our enquiries to please come forward.

“I would also urge anyone who was driving in the vicinity during the early hours of Saturday, August 12, to please review any dashcam footage to see if they have captured anything of relevance.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230126840. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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