A gang of female “Honey Trap” thieves known as “Rolex Rippers” struck again after stealing an expensive watch from a man and offering him sex.
The man was approached by two women who offered him sex for money while they held his arms. He was approached on October 30 at around 1:45 p.m. in Somerford Keynes near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and eventually managed to get his arms off the women.
But he soon found that his Rolex watch was missing and reported the incident to the police.
The most recent incident is believed to have been at least the 23rd, with the duo targeting men in Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Gloucestershire and Sussex. The police asked witnesses to come forward.
In many cases, the women with clipboards have posed as charity workers and stolen watches from victims without their realizing it while they are signing a petition.
But sometimes they were less subtle and just ripped the expensive timepieces off the men’s wrists.
Detectives chasing two women known as “Rolex Rippers” who were believed to be targeting expensive older men’s watches across southern England this year posted CCTV images
Dorset Police released grainy CCTV images of the two women after a man’s watch was stolen in October
Gloucestershire Police Department said in a statement: “At around 1:45 p.m. on October 30, 2021 in Somerford Keynes, two women approached a man and engaged the victim in conversation before offering him sex for money while attending his Arms held tight.
“The victim pulled his arms free and the women then left. Shortly after the encounter, the man discovered that his Rolex watch had been taken away.
“There have been a number of similar crimes in Gloucestershire and also in Devon and Cornwall.”
In an earlier incident a few weeks ago, an 84-year-old man was attacked by two women while they were shouting “sex” as a distraction.
Previous thefts have also resulted in the couple, either together or alone, asking people to sign petitions or have conversations to ask for directions.
The youngest victim described the woman as an “Eastern European,” which is in line with the couple’s previous thefts recorded on CCTV last month.
The police spokesman added: “The women are described as Eastern Europeans who speak a language similar to Serbian / Ukrainian / Romanian. One woman was described as about 5’3, bulging with short dark brown hair styled in a sharp bob cut that sat around the ears.
“The second woman was described as younger than the other woman, had shoulder-length dark brown hair, and wore a white T-shirt and blue jeans with white trainers. This female is also described as about six feet tall and slender. ‘
The women had previously turned to their male victims – often in their 1970s or 1980s – to ask them to sign a petition.
The police also released a picture of a gray car linked to the chain of thefts
They then secretly removed the Rolex watches from their victims’ wrists and ran away with them.
Two clubs frequented by retired football manager Harry Redknapp in Ferndown and Parkstone in Poole, Dorset, were among the women’s goals.
In another incident on October 16, a man was attacked in Poole, Dorset in his 1970s.
The two women treated the victim with affection, asked the name of a property and when he tried to leave he found that his watch was missing.
The Dorset Police Department later released a series of pictures of two women and a vehicle relating to the Rolex cases.
The women are said to have struck several times in Poole, Wimborne, Wareham, Ferndown, Highcliffe and Poundbury in Dorset.
Hampshire police said they had at least ten victims, including two brothers, 85 and 91, who were targeted 80 miles apart in Gloucestershire and Surrey.
The spate of robberies reportedly started on May 19 at Stoneham Golf Club near Southampton.