The LAPD video below shows Rolex muggers tackling a Rollie wearer who’d been shopping at nearby stores. Keep in mind that it’s entirely possible to kill someone by tackling them on pavement. And that the criminals attacked the victim in broad daylight. “As of last Monday, the cops responded to seven Rolex-related robberies,” nbclosangeles.com reports. Not to mention the ones to which they didn’t respond. Or the bad guys’ modus operandi . . .
The robbers may follow victims as they stop at restaurants and stores, according to police.
“In most instances, the suspects wait for victims to walk to their vehicles and reach an isolated area before they attack them at gunpoint,” LAPD said.
To defend against Rolex muggers – and this is far from an isolated case – it’s best to avoid them in the first place. Watch out for people watching your watch when you’re out. Raise your situational awareness, as the tactically savvy say. Especially when you’re about to enter or exit your vehicle or housing.
The other, even more foolproof attack prevention strategy against Rolex muggers: don’t wear a Rolex. Has it really come to that?
No, of course not. This could never happen to you. And you know Krav Maga or some other self-defense technique to deploy if it does. Or carry a gun (not that you can get a permit in LA). Or a TASER.
Meanwhile . . .
Click here for her wrongful termination lawsuit against the Rolex AD. Ms. Krajisnik accuses her former bosses of conspiring to . . .
. . . illegally sell Rolex watches to foreign grey market resellers. In order to enrich themselves . . . the Defendants conspired to violate numerous federal and state laws including but not limited to racketeering, money laundering, mail, wire, immigration, and credit card fraud, and Illinois sales tax evasion.
If Ms. Krajisnik’s lawyers convince the Feds to file a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations cases against C. D. and Rollie, this could be the tip-of-the-iceberg. The Act “allows the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes they ordered others to do or assisted them in doing.”
While Rolex surely knows about their dealers’ international shenanigans, Rolex is Swiss – and we all know how good the Swiss are at turning a blind eye to dubious financial transactions. I reckon C.D. Peacock will pay off their whistleblower long before Rolex gets dragged through the mud.
That said, C.D. could be in BIG trouble with Rolex (and maybe Patek Philippe). Here are the official rules of the game for Rolex ADs.
Jewelers will sell Rolex products only to ultimate consumers, at the retail level, in transactions that originate over-the-counter at its authorized location(s).
All other methods of the sale (except for Rolex-approved corporate/presentation sales) are considered transshipping. Rolex is the sole distributor of Rolex watches in the United States.
Rolex has not authorized any ORJ [Official Rolex Jeweler] or any other person to act as a wholesaler or sub-distributor; therefore, any transshipment of Rolex watches, even if unintentional, is prohibited.
ORJs may not sell watches to customers referred from outside their local market area (unless the sale is transacted in person at an authorized location), nor may they pay a feel for any referrals.
It’s not so easy to turn a blind eye to AD’s shuffling Rolex around in breach of contract when the facts of the matter appear in court, journalists are asking uncomfortable questions and frustrated Rolex buyers are pissed off.
In our post Watch Dealer Markups – A Proposal, our man Adams declared the watch industry a “money-grubbing conspicuous-consumption rathole.” We may be about to learn the full truth of that statement.