CCTV footage of a £10,000 Rolex theft has been released.

Jack Frankland has been jailed for four years after stealing a watch from an OAP who had agreed to sell it to him online.

The 21-year-old met up with his victim at a Costa Coffee in Northwich and was caught on CCTV making a dash with the luxury timepiece.

Now, footage of the incident has been shared.

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The victim, in his early 70s, had decided to sell his watch on Facebook Marketplace when he was contacted by Frankland, who claimed he wanted to buy it as a present for his dad.

They agreed on a price of £10,000 and arranged to meet in Northwich at 2pm on March 26 to make the trade, with the victim specifically stating he wanted to meet somewhere with CCTV cameras.

In the video, Frankland is seen holding the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea watched, valued at £10,750, while talking to his elderly victim.

But instead of handing over the money, he leaps up from his seat and scarpers from the coffee shop.

A member of staff from the Costa later took a photo of Frankland after she spotted him hanging around a nearby car park.

Police discovered Frankland had travelled to Northwich from Bradford, West Yorkshire, in a grey Vauxhall Corsa which had false number plates.

They also discovered he left the area after calling for a taxi using a mobile phone.

Officers traced the phone to Frankland and he was interviewed by officers in prison, where he was on remand for rape.

His house was searched, but the watch was never recovered.

Northwich Guardian: Frankland met his victim in Costa Coffee before running off with the £10k watchFrankland met his victim in Costa Coffee before running off with the £10k watch (Image: SWNS)

He pleaded guilty to rape after his victim was able to secretly record parts of a conversation between them in which Frankland apologised for 'raping her'.

He also admitted further offences of affray, possession of a knife, breach of a restraining order and theft of the Rolex watch.

He was jailed for 32 months for the rape offence and a further 16 months for the theft of the watch.

Following sentencing DC Claire Heatley, of Cheshire Police, said: “This case acts as a timely reminder to everyone about the risks of selling and buying items online.

“Whenever you’re planning to buy or sell items, it’s essential that you do your research, it’s important that you use official sales websites, and always pay via a recommended payment site, otherwise if something goes wrong you may not be able to recover your money.

“Thankfully, in this case the victim was able to recover some of his losses through his insurance, but this isn’t always the case.”

Northwich Guardian: Frankland has been jailed for four yearsFrankland has been jailed for four years (Image: SWNS)