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Stockholm police announce extra resources to deal with wave of watch thefts

The thieves have targeted owners of valuable watches from exclusive brands. File photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix / TT

Published: 16.Jul.2019 16:30 hrs

Police are bringing in extra resources and calling on the public to be vigilant after a "dramatic increase" in high value watch thefts in central Stockholm.

So far in July, there have been 136 reported watch thefts in the Stockholm region, including 64 in Stockholm city itself. That compares to 79 thefts in the city over the whole of 2018.

Many of these have taken place in the affluent business district of Östermalm, with many of the thefts occurring in the stairwells of victims' apartment blocks, according to police.

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