NEW YORK CITY — They’re here — and they’re after Rolex watches.
Female grifters bent on scoring expensive timepieces from drunk men have been hitting the Big Apple, sources said.
In separate incidents, two Long Island City men told police that their expensive Rolex watches were missing from their apartments after they picked up women at Manhattan nightspots, sources said.
A 56-year-old victim told police two weeks ago that he discovered his $12,000 Rolex and $200 in cash were missing the morning he took home a woman from an undisclosed East Side hotel bar.
And another Long Island City man said he picked up an Australian beauty at a Manhattan bar who made off with his Rolex and some other jewelry before he woke up the following morning.
The two thefts come on the heels of a report from a Chelsea man who told police he was missing a $35,000 Rolex Daytona after he picked up a woman at Artichoke Pizza.
"These guys got screwed twice," an investigators said. "But the second time was not they way they expected."
“On the Inside” previously reported that the NYPD was bracing for a summer wave of thieves who come to the Big Apple targeting boozy night-crawlers wearing high-end Rolex watches in nightclubs, bars and hotels.
Last year, roughly two-dozen such thefts were reported, but that number is likely low because victims of this embarrassing crime rarely go to the police, officials said.