Hunt for Audi Q2 suspects after watch robberies in south London

POLICE have launched an appeal following a series of “high value” watch robberies in south London.

The offenses took place between May and July 2022.

Officers say a victim is usually struck with an object before their watch is stolen.

Detectives believe the offenses are being committed by two to three people.

It is also believed that they are using a silver-coloured Audi Q2 as their mode of transport.

Detective Inspector Vicky Allen of the Met’s central south command said: “We understand the impact of robbery on the victim and know that the effects can run far deeper than a loss of property or pride.

“Robbery is a violent crime and tackling violence in all its forms is a priority for us.

“We are determined to identify and apprehend these criminals – if you have any information please do the right thing and get in touch.”

Here is the list of offences:

On May 25 at around 2am, a 24-year-old man was robbed at Marine Street, SE16.

On June 1 at around 11pm, a 27-year-old man was robbed at Dalyell Road SW9.

On June 10 at around 10pm, a 33-year-old man was robbed at Hestercombe Avenue SW6.

On June 15 at around 6.15pm, a 40-year-old man was robbed at Chiddington Street SW6.

On June 24 at around 5pm, a 64-year-old man was robbed at Gibson Hill SW16.

On July 1 at around 6.30pm, a 40-year-old man was robbed at Trouville Road SW16.

On July 3 at around 5.15pm, a 30-year-old man was robbed at Orchard Road, BR1.

On July 8 at around 7.30pm, a 43-year-old man was robbed at Manville Road SW17.

On July 10 at around 9pm, a 36-year-old man was robbed at Crawthew Grove, SE25.

On July 11 at around 2am, a 38-year-old man was robbed at Thackeray Road, SW8.

On July 15 at around 6.30pm, a 39-year-old woman was robbed at Camberwell Grove, SE5.

On July 15 at around 9.30pm, a 27-year-old man was robbed at Hydethorpe Road, SW12.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote reference CAD6723/02AUG.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police are appealing for information relating to a linked series of high value watch thefts in London.

“The series is comprised of 12 offenses that all took place in London from May to July this year.

“During these offenses the victim was usually injured by being struck with an object, before their watch was stolen.

“Detectives believe that the offenses are being committed by two to three people, and that they are using a silver colored Audi Q2 as their mode of transport.

List of Offenses:

On 25 May 2022 at around 02:00 hrs a 24-year-old man was robbed at Marine Street, SE16.
On 1 June 2022 at around 23:00hrs a 27-year-old man was robbed at Dalyell Road SW9.
On 10 June 2022 at around 22:00hrs a 33-year-old man was robbed at Hestercombe Avenue SW6.
On 15 June 2022 at around 18:15 hrs a 40-year-old man was robbed at Chiddington Street SW6.
On 24 June 2022 at around 17:00hrs a 64-year-old man was robbed at Gibson Hill SW16.
On 1 July 2022 at around 18:30hrs a 40-year-old man was robbed at Trouville Road SW16.
On 3 July 2022 at around 17:15 hrs a 30-year-old man was robbed at Orchard Road, BR1.
On 8 July 2022 at around 19:30 hrs a 43-year-old man was robbed at Manville Road SW17.
On 10 July 2022 at around 21:00hrs a 36-year-old man was robbed at Crawthew Grove, SE25.
On 11 July 2022 at around 02:00 hrs a 38-year-old man was robbed at Thackeray Road, SW8.
On 15 July 2022 at around 18:30hrs a 39-year-old woman was robbed at Camberwell Grove, SE5.
On 15 July 2022 at around 21:30hrs a 27-year-old man was robbed at Hydethorpe Road, SW12.
“Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting CAD6723/02AUG.
“You can also provide information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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