Charles Leclerc Loses Watch to Thieves in Ferrari 488 Pista

Richard Mille Timepiece: $300k+ Value

On the late evening of April 18, 2022, F1 legend Charles Leclerc experienced a theft as thieves lifted his pricey $320,000 Richard Mille timepiece in Viareggio, Tuscany on Easter Monday. It happened at approximately 10 PM when the Monegasque was identified by supporters who had created a small group. Pretending to be admirers, two supposed culprits requested for a snapshot with the Ferrari F1 driver and he consented, a mistake which ended up being extremely pricy.

The robbers grabbed the extravagant watch from Charles Leclerc’s arm and hastily fled on a scooter, conveying the invaluable object to a companion with a grey SUV. From the look of the frontal ridge it appears to be an Opel. Recently released video recordings by Italian law enforcement catches Charles Leclerc driving his Ferrari 488 Pista.

The Italian police have made four arrests in connection to a theft, according to an official statement released by them. The two individuals seen riding a scooter, along with a 39-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman in a crossover vehicle, which was reportedly rented from Naples, are all under investigation. During a house search, the police discovered two “valuable watches” on one of the suspects, however, it is still uncertain if either of these watches belong to the Formula One driver. Furthermore, the police also uncovered €23,000 in cash that the suspect was unable to explain.

On the same evening, two offenders attempted to pilfer a watch estimated to be worth €40,000 from an individual’s wrist. Furthermore, law enforcement speculate the suspects could be linked to a robbery that occurred in August 2021 when a French holidaymaker was held up at gunpoint in Forte dei Marmi, Italy. Equally as in Charles Leclerc’s case, the criminals took away the tourist’s watch of which is assumed to have a price tag of €80,000.

Sources: Arma dei Carabinieri / Twitter,

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