POLICE have launched a search for two people after a £25,000 watch was stolen from a store in broad daylight.

The watch, a Patek Philippe, was stolen from Carter Marsh & Co, in The Square, Winchester, sometime between 1.45pm and 2.15pm on Friday.

Officers say a man and a woman entered the shop and asked staff to see the watch.

When the pair were told they could not pay in cash, they left the store. Staff later realised they had taken the watch with them without paying.

They were later seen meeting up with a larger group of people, before they all left in a silver Ford Galaxy and a grey Honda Accord by Magdalen Hill.

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The stolen object has been described as a Patek Philippe, 18-carat white gold watch, with a blue crocodile strap.

Now police have released images of a man and woman they want to speak to as part of their investigation, as well as an image of the watch.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: "Do you know who they are? Do you remember seeing them in Winchester that day?

"Perhaps you know where the watch is now, or have seen it offered for sale?

"If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44190073497."