Police have appealed after F1 driver Lando Norris’ watch was stolen after the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
The Bristol-born 21-year-old racing driver was “shaken” after his watch, one of only a few in circulation, was taken.
F1 ace Lando Norris, 21, had his £ 40,000 watch stolen at Wembley when fans stood upPhoto credit: Getty
The police posted this photo when they launched a call for informationPhoto credit: PA
In a statement on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police said: “On Sunday, July 11th, shortly after 11:50 pm, the victim, a 21-year-old man, left the stadium and returned to his car, which was in the yellow parking lot in the Close to Rutherford Way.
“He was approached by two men who engaged him in a conversation. A short time later, one of the men attacked him and held him while the watch was taken from his wrist.
“The victim was understandably shaken, but suffered no permanent injuries.”
The suspects had already left when the police arrived, the statement said.
A 24-year-old man was arrested in Liverpool on Sunday on suspicion of robbery. He was released on bail to return for an appointment in mid-August.
Scotland Yard has been looking for witnesses, in particular one person who claimed to have taped the incident on their dashcam but the police left before giving their details.
Detectives are “very interested” in speaking to the person and receiving any footage.
A Formula 1 statement said last week: “McLaren Racing can confirm that Lando Norris was involved in an incident following the 2020 European Championship finale at Wembley where the watch he was wearing.
“Thank goodness Lando was unharmed, but he is understandably shaken. The team supports Lando and we are sure that the racing fans together will wish him all the best for the British Grand Prix this weekend.”
“As this is now a police matter, we cannot comment further.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or was approached with the aim of buying the watch should call the investigation team on 0777 667 3655 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
He had previously posted a photo of himself playing the game for his 3.4 million online followers. A spokesman for his McLaren team said he was “understandably shaken”.
Norris was at Wembley Stadium watching the European Championship finalPhoto credit: Instagram / @ landonorris
Lando Norris was mugged at the wheel of his McLaren supercar in Wembley parking lot
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