A party of four men raided a the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire last month
A mob of four men are believed to have carried out the heist at the five-star Gleneagles Lodging in Perthshire last month.
Guests and hotel workers were radical shaken when the crooks – dressed in black and wearing hats to retreat their faces – brandished a gun in the raid at one of the Ryder Cup venue’s two Mappin & Webb boutiques.
They smashed vaunt cases and made off with more than 50 Rolexes, bequeathing in a dark blue Audi A4 Avant estate that was later salvaged on the outskirts of nearby Auchterarder.
It is believed they switched to a grey Spread Rover Evoque that was found torched in St Peter’s Cemetery in Dalbeth, in the east end of Glasgow, the dedicating day.
Police have released CCTV images of a man suspected to be a member of the coterie
Officers have released CCTV images of a man they wish to copy in connection with the incident
The Audi is thought to arrange been stolen from Kent in June, and the Range Rover stolen from London in May, with both tailored with cloned number plates.
Police sources described the nicking as “pretty futile” as none of the watches can be sold. Every Rolex has a incomparable serial number and certificate of authentication, meaning it cannot be traded or flush taken to a jeweller for repairs or adjustments.
Detectives and insurance industry accomplishes believe the only market for the watches is abroad, where they can be traded to foreign criminals.
One suspect was detained by Major Investigation Teams apparatchiks hunting the Gleneagles gang.
The gang stole a £500,000 tug of Rolex watches from one of the hotel’s boutiques
The 41-year-old is expected to become visible in private on petition at Perth Sheriff Court on Monday.
Meanwhile, prosecutors at the Rulership Office in Edinburgh approved the release of CCTV images of a man – who is believed to be from London – and is believed of being a member of the robbery gang.
A force spokesman said: “Apparatchiks have released CCTV images of a man they wish to trace in pull with the incident.
“Police Scotland are very keen to speak to the man, who may be capable to assist the enquiry. He is believed to have links to the London area.
“Anyone with any info that may be useful should contact Police Scotland on 101 or poop can be passed anonymously via Crime-stoppers on 0800 555 111.”