Nigerians among thieves arrested for terrorizing residents in the U.K

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Two Nigerians, Emmanuel Sejilola and Damilola Odunoren, were among members of a criminal gang, Rolex Ripper, arrested for targeting luxury watch owners in the U.K.

According to the Daily Mail, Scotland Yard recently deployed a squad of undercover officers posing as victims in unprecedented sting to capture the so-called Rolex Rippers responsible for a spate of violent watch muggings across the capital.

The Telegraph UK reports that three hundred watches to the value of £4 million were stolen in six months as parts of ‘organized opportunist’ attacks in central London. The report states that gangs with specialist knowledge of luxury watches commonly st£al brands including Rolex, Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe from “vulnerable” individuals who are under the influence of alcohol or alone.


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