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250 Rolex watches worth millions stolen at Doha airport

Man arrested in airport in Cairo after theft from shop at Hamad International

250 Rolex watches worth millions stolen at Doha airport
Rolex watch. (Getty Images)

A man has been arrested at Egypt’s Cairo International Airport after 250 Rolex watches were stolen from Doha’s Hamad International Airport.

The man is suspected of stealing the luxury watches, worth millions of Qatari Riyals, from a shop at the airport before boarding an EgyptAir flight on Monday morning, customs officials said.

Airport security discovered the theft shortly after the flight took off, it was reported. Security then joined forces with the Egyptian carrier Cairo airport, and the Interpol to arrest the suspect on his arrival.

Police confiscated the watches. No details were revealed on how they were stolen.