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A British Royal Navy sailor has been jailed for stealing dive watches made for Special Boat Service commandos and selling them online.
Chicago's Durk Derrick Banks, known professionally as rapper Lil Durk, is urging his fans to shop with authorized dealers after compatriot Lil Baby appeared to have been stung by a secondary market dealer with a fake Patek Philippe he bought for $400,000.
Police across the south of England are trying to identify a link between a slew of robberies where two young women are targeting elderly men at golf clubs to steal their expensive watches.
Legitimate retailers of new or pre-owned luxury watches are urged to be on their guard because the trade is supporting dangerous criminals.
Four men who was kicked a man to death before stealing his £11,000 gold Rolex watch have been convicted of manslaughter.
Fatal attack took place last summer. Five alleged assailants attacked Steven McMyler after he refused to hand over his £11,000 Rolex Submariner watch.
Criminals are laundering money and moving liquid assets around the world using luxury watches as a form of illicit currency.
Shay Belhassen, owner of DBS Diamonds, which trades in gems, jewellery and rare watches from the likes of Richard Mille was targeted for his rose gold Richard Mille RM 11-03 Flyback Chronograph watch.
Romanian family managed to swap a genuine 18ct gold Royal Oak Offshore for a fake, but eagle-eyed consultant noticed the knock off was not right.
Saghir Afzal is serving time for a £50 million pound mortgage scam but his brother is still a fugitive and it was his safe deposit box that was discovered.