An estimated £1m of watches and jewellery were stolen in the armed robbery at Rox’s Edinburgh store on Monday, including Hublot and Corum timepieces.
The store was hit by two men – one wielding an axe, the other a gun – at about 5.15pm on January 15. Lothian and Borders Police said they are continuing their appeal for witnesses after the duo smashed display cabinets and forced a member of staff to open a window display before fleeing with their haul in rucksacks.
The store carried out a stock take yesterday to confirm what was missing. According to The Scotsman, luxury watches from brands including Hublot and Corum are thought to have been taken, as well as high-value diamond necklaces and engagement rings.
A £500,000 Girard-Perregaux Opera Two timepiece was thought to have been a target of the raid, but reports suggest that it was not among the items stolen.
The store re-opened today, with co-owner Kyron Keogh telling WatchPro: "It is awful for the team but our people were awesome [yesterday]."
Lothian and Border detective chief inspector Bobby Deas said: "This was a terrifying ordeal for the shop staff to endure, although, thankfully, neither was injured as a result.
"An estimated £1 million worth of jewellery was stolen during this incident and we are conducting various lines of enquiry to trace these items and identify those responsible for their theft.”