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Video: Thugs choke out man so they can steal his €20k Rolex

A screengrab from the shocking video
A screengrab from the shocking video

Shocking footage has been released by police in the UK as they try to track down two men who choked a man unconscious so they could steal his expensive watch.

The Met Police have released the scary footage in the hope that the two raiders can be identified.

The incident happened last week at a business in south-east London.

The footage shows two men entering the premises and violently grabbing the man. One puts the victim in a choke hold until he passes out before the other then slips the Gold Rolex Yacht Master, worth €20,000, from his wrist.

The victim is clearly in serious shock and confusion after the two men flee the scene.

According to police they ran to a nearby car where a man and a woman were waiting to drive them away.
Detective Constable Andrew Payne said: "The suspects stood outside the van hire shop in broad daylight for some time, appearing to look at the price list before entering and violently attacking the victim, choking him to the point where he lost consciousness.

"Luckily the victim did not sustain any serious injuries and did not require hospital treatment. We have taken the decision to release the footage to show the level of violence used, and ask the public for help in apprehending the persons responsible. "

"We believe the victim was targeted by the suspects to steal his watch. We are keen to identify them and would ask anyone with information to come forward. If they are seen, do not approach and call 999 immediately."

This is the shocking moment two thugs choked a man in his Greenwich office to steal his Rolex. Can you help police find the two suspects?

Posted by LBC on Thursday, February 18, 2016