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Jeweler Robbed at Gunpoint at Beverly Hills Restaurant; $500,000 Watch Taken

He’s offering a $50,000 reward for the return of the timepiece.

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A jeweler in Los Angeles was robbed at gunpoint at an upscale restaurant, with the culprits taking a $500,000 watch.

Shay Belhassen, who operates a showroom in Beverly Hills, was sitting at the Il Pastaio restaurant on Thursday when three men approached, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Belhassen told the newspaper: “One of them ran and pulled a gun from his jacket pocket, grabbed me from the back of my chair, choking me and putting a gun to my head.” the two other men grabbed at his arm and Richard Mille watch.

Belhassen said he scuffled with the men and grabbed the gun, which discharged during the melee. the bullet grazed a fellow patron, the Times reports.

He told the New York Post that four shots went off during the incident.

The men made off with Belhassen’s watch, an RM 11-03 rose gold Flyback Chronograph. He believes it’s worth a half-million dollars.

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Belhassen is offering a $50,000 reward for the return of the timepiece.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times

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