Rolex worth $34K stolen from north-end Starbucks: police

A man who brought his Rolex watch to Starbucks to sell got more than a Venti wad of cash, when a man approached, hit him and made off with the pricey timepiece, according to police.

Investigators say suspect hit man over the head and ran off with the expensive timepiece

Police are looking for a man in his 20s after a Rolex was allegedly stolen from a Starbucks location earlier this week. (CBC News)

A man who brought his Rolex watch to Starbucks to sell got more than a Venti wad of cash, when a man approached, hit him and made off with the pricey timepiece, according to police.

On Tuesday, police said, a 44-year-old man brought the $34,000 watch to the Starbucks at Bathurst Street and Finch Avenue.

Not long after he arrived, another man approached, struck him on the head and grabbed a bag that held the watch.

The suspect then fled the café.

Police have released an image taken from security camera footage of their suspect. He is described as a white male in his 20s, standing five-feet-ten inches with a heavy build. He has facial hair, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 32 Division at 416-808-3200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS.

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