Peter Lovenkrands robbed of £30,000 watch in Solihull

Peter Lovenkrands Peter Lovenkrands was not hurt in the robbery

A £30,000 diamond-encrusted watch has been stolen from Birmingham City footballer Peter Lovenkrands during a mugging outside his home.

Two youths targeted the Danish striker as he parked his car outside his Solihull home, forcing the customised Hublot watch from his wrist.

The men unsuccessfully tried to take 33-year-old Lovenkrands's wedding ring during the robbery.

Det Sgt Andrew O'Keeffe described it as a "frightening attack".

The policeman added: "The watch that was stolen is very unique and we would ask anyone who is offered a watch of this kind to contact us immediately."

Diamond-encrusted Hublot watch Police have released an image of a similar diamond-encrusted Hublot

Described as aged in their late teens or early 20s, the muggers were wearing hooded tops and had their faces covered.

They ran off after the robbery, at about 14:00 GMT last Thursday.

Blues secured the signing of the former Newcastle United forward in July.

Lovenkrands, who has scored one goal in his 22 appearances for Denmark, became manager Lee Clark's first signing and finalised a two-year deal.

He joined Newcastle from Rangers in January 2009.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Birmingham & Black Country



Min. Night 8 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Prostitute in red light district in Seoul, South KoreaSex for soldiers

    How Korea helped prostitutes work near US military bases

  • LuckyDumped

    The rubbish collector left on the scrap heap as his city cleans up

  • A woman gets a Thanksgiving meal at a church in FergusonFamily fears

    Three generations in Ferguson share Thanksgiving reflections

  • Canada joins TwitterTweet North

    Canada's self-deprecating social media feed

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • IslandsUnmapped places

    Will the age-old quest to capture uncharted land and space ever end?


  • All-inclusive holidaysThe Travel Show Watch

    With all-inclusive holidays seeing a resurgence are local trades missing out to big resorts?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.