Two Brits arrested after tourist has his £105k watch stolen in horror mugging in Ibiza with victim having wrist slashed

Two Brits arrested after tourist has his £105k watch stolen in horror mugging in Ibiza with victim having wrist slashed
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COPS have arrested two British men in Ibiza for allegedly robbing a £105,000 watch from a tourist.

The pair were detained along with a Frenchman after the victim was mugged outside of a bar in a “posh” area of the island capital.

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They were detained on Sunday morning, although officials only went public with the arrest last night.

The holidaymaker, whose nationality has not been made public, told cops the attackers cut his wrist so they could snatch the expensive timepiece.

A spokesman Ibiza police department said: “National Police officers in Ibiza have arrested two British men and a Frenchman aged 34, 23, and 21, on suspicion of belonging to a criminal gang, robbery and forgery.

“The incident that led to their arrests last Sunday occurred on Thursday, July 4 when a robbery victim reported the theft of a watch worth £105,000.

“The tourist said he had been surrounded by a group of people after he left a bar when the snatching took place.”

The incident is believed to be the first of its kind involving British criminals in Ibiza, as designer watch snatchings are normally the work of Italian gangs from Naples, Moroccans and occasionally eastern Europeans.

Cops added: “During the arrest operation a large amount of equipment used for the commission of these types of crimes, such as frequency signal jammers and car tracking devices were seized.

“The watch has not yet been recovered and the police investigation is continuing.”

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Last month a British DJ appealed for help after being robbed of “irreplaceable valuables” in Ibiza.

Franky Wah revealed his plight to his 97,000 Instagram followers and received immediate support from the likes of award-winning Carl Cox.

The Yorkshire-born artist said the criminals broke into his car outside a restaurant in the village of Jesus and took “everything” inside including his music and laptop.

He went on to offer a reward for their return.

Days earlier Sampdoria footballer Cristiano Piccini had his luxury watch stolen in Ibiza by motorbike muggers who tried to run him and his wife over in front of their children in a terrifying broad daylight attack.

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