Police have released a CCTV image after a Rolex watch was stolen in a shopping centre.

The “rose gold” watch was stolen from Goldsmiths in intu Watford between 5.55pm and 6pm on Tuesday, January 7.

A man had entered the jewellers and asked to try on a Rolex watch. After doing so, he ran from the store while still wearing the watch on his wrist.

Officers investigating the theft would like to identify and speak to the man pictured as part of their enquires.

PC Darren Fisher, who is investigating, said: “We have made extensive enquiries into this incident and have now chosen to share this image with the wider public. Do you recognise the person in the picture?

“If so, we would be very keen to hear from you because we believe he may have information that is vital to our investigation.”

Anyone who knows the person in the picture, or has any further information about the incident, get in touch with police quote crime reference 41/1981/20.

You can email darren.fisher@herts.pnn.police.uk or call 101.