In an effort to pay debts caused by a girlfriend’s excessive spending, Hu, a 21-year-old Hong Kong resident, attempted a ballsy Rolex store robbery on March 4, according to the Yangcheng Evening News.
The Rolex store in question is located in MixC Mall, situated in Shenzhen’s Luohu District, and the business has a fast acting security guard to thank for Hu’s capture.
According to reports, Hu entered the store as a customer and asked to try on two watches – together valued at RMB359,100 (or USD55,122). Upon receiving the watches, the young man made a daring dash for the door – before being apprehended by the store’s fast-acting guard.
Hu could face up to seven years in prison for the attempted theft, due to the considerable value of the watches, according to Shenzhen Daily.