CCTV: Do you know this man, thought to have stole watches worth £5,000 from Lakeside?

Echo: Man police wish to identify enters Earnest Jones at Lakeside Man police wish to identify enters Earnest Jones at Lakeside

POLICE are trying to catch a brazen thief who stole two watches totalling £5,000 from a jewellers at Lakeside.

The thief strolled into Earnest Jones in the shopping centre between 9pm and 9.30pm on Wednesday, November 20 and used a tool to open one of the shop's cabinets.

He removed two designer Longines watches from the display and placed them in his pocket before leaving the store without paying.

Officers are keen to identify this man who was in the shop, on CCTV at the time that the two expensive watches were stolen from the jewellers. 

One of the watches was a Longines L27764213 with brown leather strap, white face and two small sub dials. The other was a Longines L47544524 with a black leather strap, stainless steel case and white dials.

The two watches together are valued at just over £5,000.

Anyone who believes they recognise the man in the images or who has any other information about the theft is asked to call PC Jennifer Gray at Grays Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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10:04am Tue 10 Dec 13

DonaldUnpleasance says...

"Earnest" Jones? I bet they are now after somebody has swanned off with five grands worth of watches.......
"Earnest" Jones? I bet they are now after somebody has swanned off with five grands worth of watches....... DonaldUnpleasance

10:12am Tue 10 Dec 13

cynic all says...

Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.
Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking. cynic all

10:25am Tue 10 Dec 13

Rochford Rob says...

cynic all wrote:
Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.
You want to buy one? Up to you .

I suggest you stick with your Timex.

A decent Rolex will cost a bit more.
[quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.[/p][/quote]You want to buy one? Up to you . I suggest you stick with your Timex. A decent Rolex will cost a bit more. Rochford Rob

4:00pm Tue 10 Dec 13

britis04 says...

does look a lot like me lol
does look a lot like me lol britis04

5:19pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Danman565 says...

Now the world knows how awful the CCTV is in lakeside, and we still won't be able to recognise this chappy... Good job Echo.
Now the world knows how awful the CCTV is in lakeside, and we still won't be able to recognise this chappy... Good job Echo. Danman565

6:36pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Steve H says...

Ernest Jones is a high end jeweller, normally staff outnumber customers. Must be embarrassing for them that someone can steal so easily.
Ernest Jones is a high end jeweller, normally staff outnumber customers. Must be embarrassing for them that someone can steal so easily. Steve H

7:57pm Tue 10 Dec 13

maddriver says...

Danman565 wrote:
Now the world knows how awful the CCTV is in lakeside, and we still won't be able to recognise this chappy... Good job Echo.
The picture is not the Echo's doing, they simply publish photos supplied to them.
[quote][p][bold]Danman565[/bold] wrote: Now the world knows how awful the CCTV is in lakeside, and we still won't be able to recognise this chappy... Good job Echo.[/p][/quote]The picture is not the Echo's doing, they simply publish photos supplied to them. maddriver

8:39am Wed 11 Dec 13

Rich;'Carol says...

Steve H wrote:
Ernest Jones is a high end jeweller, normally staff outnumber customers. Must be embarrassing for them that someone can steal so easily.
Ernest Jones are about the best high street jewellers but their mark up is nearly 180% .. Now Simon Carter and Boodle & Dunthorne have some fantastic watches. The difference between Ernest Jones and these named for quality jewellers is like the burger van on the pitsea industrial estate and a burger at the Ritz. 2 watches he nicked at 5k are worth 2k and on the black market about £400 each at a sqeeze especially without authenticity receipt and registration.
[quote][p][bold]Steve H[/bold] wrote: Ernest Jones is a high end jeweller, normally staff outnumber customers. Must be embarrassing for them that someone can steal so easily.[/p][/quote]Ernest Jones are about the best high street jewellers but their mark up is nearly 180% .. Now Simon Carter and Boodle & Dunthorne have some fantastic watches. The difference between Ernest Jones and these named for quality jewellers is like the burger van on the pitsea industrial estate and a burger at the Ritz. 2 watches he nicked at 5k are worth 2k and on the black market about £400 each at a sqeeze especially without authenticity receipt and registration. Rich;'Carol

9:12am Wed 11 Dec 13

BIRLIS says...

cynic all wrote:
Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.
Yeah, OK, hardly that expensive are they? Nice brands, but nothing "really" special...

Each to their own though.
[quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.[/p][/quote]Yeah, OK, hardly that expensive are they? Nice brands, but nothing "really" special... Each to their own though. BIRLIS

10:40am Wed 11 Dec 13

cynic all says...

Rochford Rob wrote:
cynic all wrote:
Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.
You want to buy one? Up to you .

I suggest you stick with your Timex.

A decent Rolex will cost a bit more.
Pretentious watches for tasteless chavs .
[quote][p][bold]Rochford Rob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.[/p][/quote]You want to buy one? Up to you . I suggest you stick with your Timex. A decent Rolex will cost a bit more.[/p][/quote]Pretentious watches for tasteless chavs . cynic all

11:22am Wed 11 Dec 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

cynic all wrote:
Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.
Not at all...the finer things in,life like timepeices are worth the extra, plus i will let you in to a little secret, but a new Rolex and keep it, it increases in value.

he has some front mind, guess all the staff where busy although he looks a bit suspect.
[quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.[/p][/quote]Not at all...the finer things in,life like timepeices are worth the extra, plus i will let you in to a little secret, but a new Rolex and keep it, it increases in value. he has some front mind, guess all the staff where busy although he looks a bit suspect. DogsMessInLeigh

11:31am Wed 11 Dec 13

cynic all says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
cynic all wrote:
Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.
Not at all...the finer things in,life like timepeices are worth the extra, plus i will let you in to a little secret, but a new Rolex and keep it, it increases in value.

he has some front mind, guess all the staff where busy although he looks a bit suspect.
No don't think so.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.[/p][/quote]Not at all...the finer things in,life like timepeices are worth the extra, plus i will let you in to a little secret, but a new Rolex and keep it, it increases in value. he has some front mind, guess all the staff where busy although he looks a bit suspect.[/p][/quote]No don't think so. cynic all

11:34am Wed 11 Dec 13

BIRLIS says...

cynic all wrote:
Rochford Rob wrote:
cynic all wrote:
Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.
You want to buy one? Up to you .

I suggest you stick with your Timex.

A decent Rolex will cost a bit more.
Pretentious watches for tasteless chavs .
So you have a good understanding of horology do you? How about the history and development of timepieces and their design and technology?

I would suggest not, given that comment.
[quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rochford Rob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.[/p][/quote]You want to buy one? Up to you . I suggest you stick with your Timex. A decent Rolex will cost a bit more.[/p][/quote]Pretentious watches for tasteless chavs .[/p][/quote]So you have a good understanding of horology do you? How about the history and development of timepieces and their design and technology? I would suggest not, given that comment. BIRLIS

1:38pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Rochford Rob says...

cynic all wrote:
Rochford Rob wrote:
cynic all wrote: Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.
You want to buy one? Up to you . I suggest you stick with your Timex. A decent Rolex will cost a bit more.
Pretentious watches for tasteless chavs .
You've never owned one then else you'd know they are beyond the reach of 'chavs' and as a previous contributor has said, looked after, they actually increase in value.
[quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rochford Rob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.[/p][/quote]You want to buy one? Up to you . I suggest you stick with your Timex. A decent Rolex will cost a bit more.[/p][/quote]Pretentious watches for tasteless chavs .[/p][/quote]You've never owned one then else you'd know they are beyond the reach of 'chavs' and as a previous contributor has said, looked after, they actually increase in value. Rochford Rob

3:45pm Wed 11 Dec 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

cynic all wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
cynic all wrote:
Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.
Not at all...the finer things in,life like timepeices are worth the extra, plus i will let you in to a little secret, but a new Rolex and keep it, it increases in value.

he has some front mind, guess all the staff where busy although he looks a bit suspect.
No don't think so.
What that they increase in value or he looks a bit suspect..?
either way
1: you will never understand a quality time piece

2: you wouldn't make a real good copper.
[quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: Two watches costing £5000 . Who is stealing from who just asking.[/p][/quote]Not at all...the finer things in,life like timepeices are worth the extra, plus i will let you in to a little secret, but a new Rolex and keep it, it increases in value. he has some front mind, guess all the staff where busy although he looks a bit suspect.[/p][/quote]No don't think so.[/p][/quote]What that they increase in value or he looks a bit suspect..? either way 1: you will never understand a quality time piece 2: you wouldn't make a real good copper. DogsMessInLeigh

2:40am Thu 12 Dec 13

reg reg says...

Rich;'Carol wrote:
Steve H wrote:
Ernest Jones is a high end jeweller, normally staff outnumber customers. Must be embarrassing for them that someone can steal so easily.
Ernest Jones are about the best high street jewellers but their mark up is nearly 180% .. Now Simon Carter and Boodle & Dunthorne have some fantastic watches. The difference between Ernest Jones and these named for quality jewellers is like the burger van on the pitsea industrial estate and a burger at the Ritz. 2 watches he nicked at 5k are worth 2k and on the black market about £400 each at a sqeeze especially without authenticity receipt and registration.
whoooooo get you with your upper crust gate and insight into what's what.
Not what it is its where you bought it from attitude
kill me people like you

2 watches he nicked at 5k are worth 2k and on the black market about £400 each at a squeeze ?

are you a toff or a fence ?
[quote][p][bold]Rich;'Carol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve H[/bold] wrote: Ernest Jones is a high end jeweller, normally staff outnumber customers. Must be embarrassing for them that someone can steal so easily.[/p][/quote]Ernest Jones are about the best high street jewellers but their mark up is nearly 180% .. Now Simon Carter and Boodle & Dunthorne have some fantastic watches. The difference between Ernest Jones and these named for quality jewellers is like the burger van on the pitsea industrial estate and a burger at the Ritz. 2 watches he nicked at 5k are worth 2k and on the black market about £400 each at a sqeeze especially without authenticity receipt and registration.[/p][/quote]whoooooo get you with your upper crust gate and insight into what's what. Not what it is its where you bought it from attitude kill me people like you 2 watches he nicked at 5k are worth 2k and on the black market about £400 each at a squeeze ? are you a toff or a fence ? reg reg

11:31pm Fri 13 Dec 13

saladsnice says...

Good luck to him, if business is that stupid and not notice him, I would have clocked him in those clothes straight away and stood next to the fcucker. He looks right out of place in that get up, or is the posh knob the new Chav Essex Boy! Talk about something new cut the losses!
Good luck to him, if business is that stupid and not notice him, I would have clocked him in those clothes straight away and stood next to the fcucker. He looks right out of place in that get up, or is the posh knob the new Chav Essex Boy! Talk about something new cut the losses! saladsnice

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