TIMES SQUARE — A drunk strip club patron told police he was shoved to the ground and robbed of his Rolex and wallet by men who asked him if he "wanted to party," according to a report.
The 31-year-old victim, who was staying at a Times Square hotel, told police he had just left FlashDancers at 1674 Broadway, between West 52nd and West 53rd streets, around 4:30 a.m. on May 19 when the three men approached him near West 52nd Street and Broadway and asked if he “wanted to party,” the NYPD said.
Soon after, one of the men pushed the victim to the ground while another took off his $700 Rolex and grabbed his wallet from his back pocket, police said.
The man, who was “highly intoxicated” at the time, lost the pricey watch, $450 in cash, a $50 money clip wallet, three American Express cards, a Visa credit card and an insurance card, the NYPD said.
The trio then fled the scene in an unknown direction, police said.
Police have warned New Yorkers to beware of Rolex-snatching grifters who have targeted victims wearing the pricey watches during the summer months.