The ‘Rolex Rippers’ robbed another man

by | Sep 28, 2021 | Golf Clubs

The thieves who have targeted people in or near golf clubs in southern England for more than a year have reportedly struck again.

Dubbed the “Rolex Rippers” by the press, two women have stolen watches and money, typically from older men who are on their own.

They’ve struck at least 14 times since July 2020, although the latest reports suggest it’s 21, and Some believe that the real number is even higher.

Many of their crimes involve starting a conversation with a man, sometimes under the guise of a charity collection, and then pouncing on him screaming and stealing his watch and money during the riot. Shortly afterwards they drive off with a waiting car.

The dark haired women believed to be in their 20s or 30s with a foreign accent target men in Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Gloucestershire, and Sussex.

The latest victim is a man in his 80s.

He was in front of his house in Poole, which is next to Parkstone Golf Club.

They asked him to sign a petition, and then one of the women thanked him and gave him a hug. It wasn’t until a few minutes later that he realized that his watch had been removed.

A Dorset Police Department spokesman said: “These women are believed to be responsible for a number of similar thefts across Dorset this year and the public should be careful not to be addressed in this way or spoken to come.”

The couple is believed to have previously struck Dorset at least seven times, while Hampshire police say they have reported at least 10 victims.

So far, your preferred place to commit the crime seems to be the parking lot of golf clubs.