Watch dealer found dead day after brutal robbery at jewellers

A watch dealer has been found dead the day after he was the victim of a robbery at a jewellers. Two unarmed men stole a number of high-value watches from the shop in Kew Road, Richmond, south-west London, on Saturday, police said.

CCTV footage posted online appears to show a shop worker being put in a chokehold during the raid. Police said the victim of the robbery was found dead in Shepperton, Surrey, on Sunday.

The death is not being treated as suspicious. The Metropolitan Police said: “We are aware of the death of a man in Surrey on Sunday, May 26. This is being investigated by officers from Surrey Police and is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

“The man who died was the victim of a robbery at a jewellers in Richmond on Saturday May 25. We ask that the privacy of his family is respected at this difficult time and moving CCTV footage of the incident involving the victim is not shared on social media.”

Surrey Police said officers were called to a location in Shepperton shortly after 8.15pm on Sunday following a report of a concern for safety.

“A man in his 20s was sadly pronounced dead at the scene,” the force said. “His next of kin are aware and are being supported.

“Inquiries are still ongoing, but his death is not thought to be suspicious.”

On Saturday, the Metropolitan Police released images of two men they wish to locate following the robbery and said the staff member had not been seriously injured. In the images, one man wears a grey hoodie while the other wears a black and white T-shirt with sunglasses on his head.

Police said on Tuesday that no arrests had been made. The force asked anyone with information to call 101, quoting incident number CAD4555/25May, or to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.