A shocking CCTV footage was released by British police as they hunt an alleged Algerian “hugger mugger” who immobilized a student before he stole his $ 8.435 (£5,000) Rolex, UK media reported Thursday.
At the beginning of the footage, the attacker appears asking the 24-year-old student for a cigarette and talking about martial arts.
Explaining that he wants to demonstrate a restraint move, the attacker convinced his victim to turn around before putting his arm across his throat and squeezing.
The move caused the victim to briefly lose consciousness and fall to the ground.
The assailant then ripped a Rolex Submariner with a silver bracelet and black face off the victim’s wrist and escaped.