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Luxury watch worth more than $100k stolen by wig-wearing thief

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<p>A man is on the run after stealing a watch worth more than $100,000 during a Melbourne CBD jewellery store robbery.</p>

A man is on the run after stealing a watch worth more than $100,000 during a Melbourne CBD jewellery store robbery.

Police said the man, who was wearing a woman's wig and black rubber gloves, walked into the shop on Collins Street about 10.40am on February 5 and threatened staff with a syringe.

He then smashed a glass display before he ran out with the watch and fled on a bicycle.

Police want to speak to this man.The man smashed a display case with a hammer before stealing the watch.The man's bicep tattoo could help identify him.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the crime and have released images of a man, who has a distinctive tattoo on his left bicep.

Anyone who recognises him is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/melbourne-jewellery-store-robbery-watch-stolen-by-wig-wearing-thief/231b4ba4-41e0-4d24-a9d6-ebabd5098a59

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