A Beverly Hills watch dealer allegedly had a $600,000 timepiece stolen from his upmarket Manhattan hotel room after inviting back two prostitutes.
Steven Rostovsky, 52, had been partying with the women at the Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club in the early hours of Monday.
He then left the club and went back to his suite at the nearby Baccarat Hotel with the two women.
According to the New York Post, Mr Rostovsky put his cash along with his limited edition Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30 Technique watch in the safe, but didn’t lock it.
He is alleged to have gone into the bathroom with one of the women, while the other remained outside.
When they emerged, one of the women said she was going to leave, and her companion said she would accompany her to the door.
However, it is believed that the women did not return and when Mr Rostovsky checked the safe again, his valuables were missing and he called the police.
The NYPD are now surveying surveillance videos from the club and have collected DNA evidence from the hotel room.
The club say that the women were not their employees.
However, Mr Rostovsky’s wife Janine told the Post that only her husband’s driving licence had been stolen and that they had only spoken several times since the incident.
Mr Rostovsky is the owner of Rostovsky Watches close to Rodeo Drive.
According to their Greubel Forsey website, the Double Tourbillon 30 Technique watch contains sapphire crystal.
It is believed the watch owned by Mr Rostovsky was a limited edition version in rose gold and only 22 were ever made.