Police in Italy have arrested four people wanted in connection with the theft of a luxury watch belonging to Charles Leclerc. According to Reuters , the police said in a statement that they found two “valuable watches, the provenance of which will be investigated further,” while searching the house of one of the suspects. Leclerc’s $320,000 Richard Mille timepiece was taken when he stopped to pose for photographs with fans in the Via Salvatori area of Italy in April 2022, on the Monday evening before that year’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Reuters noted that an investigative source said it was not yet possible to determine if either of the watches found was Leclerc’s. The theft echoes an incident involving fellow F1 driver Lando Norris, who was robbed of his own Richard Mille watch in July 2021 after the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy at London’s Wembley Stadium. And after the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix, then-Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel had a bag stolen, with subsequent efforts to trace its whereabouts proving unsuccessful.
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