Axe and machete-wielding moped robbers snatch £4,000 Cartier watch in Highgate

A 22-year-old man has been charged with a violent moped robbery of a £4,000 Cartier watch in broad daylight in Highgate.

Two moped riders wielding an axe and a machete snatched the designer watch from the victim at 2.20pm on April 2 in Archway Road.

Ersan Aliriza, of Mildmay Park, Islington, has been charged with robbery and appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on April 4.

The robbery follows a spree of mobile phone thefts by moped riders in Archway Road and Crouch End.

No further details about the victim were released by police.