[29 JAN 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Heist In Hotel Car Park
worth £250,000 were stolen from cars belonging to company reps
parked in a hotel near Coventry.
vehicles belonging to the reps were broken into between 4.00pm
and 4.30pm on Thursday 25 January at the Nailcote Hall Hotel in
Nailcote Lane, Berkswell.
total of 600 watches with a combined value of about £250,000 were
taken from cases in the cars' boots.
watches - including Omega, Calvin Klein, Tissot and Swatch models
- are expensive with some valued at several thousand pounds each.
distinguishing feature of each watch was that the bracelet had had
a link taken out of it so that the watches could be displayed
flat. This meant that they could not be worn immediately on the
are particularly anxious to trace the driver of a metallic rust
coloured VW Golf car which was seen driving away from the hotel at
the time of the incident.
registration plate is believed to contain the letters B, U and G,
not necessarily in that order.
Derek Biggs said that because the watches were so distinctive and
had bracelets with a link missing, they would be relatively easy
to identify and difficult to dispose of without attracting
said he would like to hear from jewellers or any member of the
public who is offered a watch like this.
who spotted the car, or anyone who saw people hanging around the
hotel car park and acting suspiciously, is asked to contact
detectives at Solihull police station on 0121 712 6080.