Man, 24, arrested after McLaren F1 star mugged for £40k watch at Wembley as cops release pics


A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested after F1 driver Lando Norris had his £40,000 watch stolen as he left the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

The Bristol-born racer, 21, was left “shaken” after his watch, one of only a small number in circulation, was taken.

F1 ace Lando Norris, 21, had his £40,000 watch stolen at Wembley as fans ran riot

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F1 ace Lando Norris, 21, had his £40,000 watch stolen at Wembley as fans ran riotCredit: PA
Police have released this photograph as they launch an appeal for information

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Police have released this photograph as they launch an appeal for informationCredit: PA

Met police confirmed that on Sunday a 24-year-old man was arrested in Liverpool on suspicion of robbery.

He has been bailed to return on a date in mid-August.

And cops have now released an appeal for information over the stolen watch — sharing more images of the timepiece in the hopes someone with information will step forward.

While it has not been confirmed which watch was stolen, Lando is often seen wearing Richard Mille timepieces, reports watchcollectinglifestyle.com.

One of them is reportedly the RM 67-02 Automatic Winding Extra Flat.

Met Police said a 21-year-old, believed to be Norris, had left the stadium and returned to his car which was parked in the yellow car park in nearby Rutherford Way.

In a statement, cops said: “He was approached by two men who engaged him in conversation.

“A short time later he was assaulted and held by one of the men while his watch was removed from his wrist.

“The victim was understandably shaken but did not sustain any lasting injuries.”

The suspects had already left by the time police arrived, the statement added.

Scotland Yard have appealed for witnesses, in particular one person who claimed to have captured the incident on their dashcam but left before giving police his details.

Detectives are “very keen” to speak to the person and obtain any footage.

A statement from Formula One last week said: “McLaren Racing can confirm that Lando Norris was involved in an incident, after the Euro 2020 final match at Wembley, during which the watch he was wearing was taken.

“Thankfully, Lando was unharmed but he is understandably shaken. The team is supporting Lando and we are sure that racing fans will join us in wishing him all the best for the British Grand Prix this weekend.

“As this is now a police matter we cannot comment further.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has been approached with a view to buying the watch should call the investigation team on 0777 667 3655 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Norris was at Wembley watching the Euros final

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Norris was at Wembley watching the Euros finalCredit: Instagram/@landonorris
Lando Norris was mugged at the wheel of his McLaren supercar at Wembley's car park

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Lando Norris was mugged at the wheel of his McLaren supercar at Wembley’s car park
Stewards replace barricades after they were knocked over outside Wembley at the Euro final

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Stewards replace barricades after they were knocked over outside Wembley at the Euro finalCredit: AP
Alleged thieves suspected of stealing F1 ace Lando Norris’s £40,000 watch at Wembley appear to show it off outside ground





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