Monday, December 5, 2011
Woman robbed of 'rare' £250k Graf diamond ring in Camden
A woman had her £250,000 wedding ring stolen in a "violent attack" in front of her six-year-old daughter in north-west London, police said.
They said the woman was wrestled to the ground by two men in Chester Terrace, Camden, in front of the girl and her six-year-old friend.
The Graff ring was said to be about 20 years old with a four-and-a-half carat pear-shaped diamond and smaller diamonds around the platinum band.
Police said the ring was a "rare cut".
Officers have only just released details of the attack, which happened on 18 November.
Police said one of the men placed his arm around the victim's neck before both man ran away with the ring towards Chester Gate.
The victim suffered some scratches to her neck and finger, as well as some swelling.
It is believed that there were witnesses who may have seen the attack.
The two attackers have been described as aged between 20 and 25 with athletic builds.
Both wore bomber-style jackets and caps.
One was 6ft 1in tall and the other about 5ft 10in.
Det Con Matthew Isles from Camden Police's robbery squad said: "This was a particularly violent attack in front of two six-year-old children and we are following several lines of investigation to bring those responsible to justice."