Appeal to find £40k Patek Philippe watch stolen in Kilburn burglary

Patek Philippe watch worth £40,000 was stolen from a house in Kilburn

Patek Philippe watch worth £40,000 was stolen from a house in Kilburn - Credit: Archant

Brent Police are appealing for information to trace the whereabouts of a £40,000 Patek Philippe watch stolen during a burglary in Kilburn.

The valuable heirloom, which has huge sentimental value to its owner, was stolen during the break-in at the house in Christchurch Avenue yesterday morning.

The thieves also made off with an iPad, a laptop, a pair of black Asprey diamond encrusted cufflinks and a collection of coins after breaking into the property through the front door between 9.15am and 11.15am.

The victim, a man aged in his 30s, said: “This was my grandfather’s watch passed down to me though the generations from my late mother, who herself passed away in 2011.

“It holds massive sentimental value and is irreplaceable. I was simply holding it for my son when it was his time to take possession. Whoever has it, please return it.”

Detective Sergeant Paul Woodham, investigating officer, said: “I would appeal to anyone who has been offered this watch, or any of the items taken during this burglary, to contact police.

“We are issuing a picture of the watch in the hope someone will recognise it and help us locate it so it can be returned to its rightful owner.”

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Brent Police on 101 quoting ref: CRIS 1918947/14 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.