Police arrest man in connection with thefts of footballer’s Richard Mille and Rolex watches.


Greater Manchester Police say they have arrested and released a man accused of breaking into the apartment of Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez and stealing three watches worth over £300,000.

The burglary took place on April 23 but was not reported until last week.

Police say other residents in the same apartment block as Mr Mahrez were told the alleged perpetrator was able to let him self into the building using a security fob.


In a letter to all residents, the police said: “Apartments were accessed without authority using a fob which had general access throughout the building. The fob in question is now in our possession, has been fully deactivated and cannot be used again.”

According to a report in The Sun, Mr Mahrez believes a gang tracked him and broke in when they knew he was out of the apartment. The watches could have been stolen to order by a criminal gant.

The three watches stolen were a Richard Mille RM11-03 Flyback Chronograph valued at £230,000, a £40,000 gold Rolex Cosmograph Daytona with green dial and a £35,000 Rolex Day Date ‘President’.

 A £230,000 Richard Mille timepiece - considered the ‘ultimate’ for top players

 A Rolex Daytona worth £40,000 was also taken from the star's home

 Thieves also snatched the star’s prized Rolex Day Date which costs £35,000


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