They were pulled to the floor in the struggle before the suspects ripped the man’s black and gold Rolex Yacht Master, valued at around £28,000, from his wrist and ran off in the direction of Frognal Road .
A member of the public tried to help the couple before calling the police shortly before 7pm. Both victims were shaken but did not suffer any serious physical injuries during the attack.
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A video released by the Metropolitan Police shows them being pulled to the ground by two men wearing caps, with one wearing a distinctive light blue gillet. The wife is seen being pushed to the ground before she crashes onto her back, while two men hold down her husband to rip away his watch.
Sergeant Max Pennington, Camden Police, said: “The man and his wife were on their way home after enjoying a night out when this horrible incident happened.
“I’m keen to hear from anyone who can identify the two men. I also want to hear from any jewellers or pawnbrokers who might have been offered the watch for sale.”
Police want to speak to the two men pictured and ask anyone who can identify them to call 101 or post @MetCC ref CAD 7126/13 Sept.
Alternatively to remain 100% anonymous, people can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.