Shay Belhassen Wiki – Shay Belhassen Bio
Shay Belhassen robbed of a $500K watch in Beverly Hills. He is an American Jewelry dealer. Belhassen said he sitting with a client at celebrity hot spot Il Pastaio on Thursday afternoon when three armed thieves came up behind him and made their move to swipe his expensive watch.
His age is unclear.
Shay Belhassen Robbed of $500K Watch
Belhassen of a brazen daylight robbery outside a Beverly Hills eatery was robbed of a $500,000 watch. The robbery left an innocent bystander shot.
— New York Post (@nypost) March 5, 2021
“One of them was choking me from the back with a gun to my head, while the other one was grabbing my arm, and the third one was yanking the watch off my hand,” Belhassen told The Post in a phone interview referring to his RM 11-03 rose gold Flyback Chronograph, a favorite of celebs such as Kanye West and Kevin Hart and tennis ace Rafael Nadal.
Surveillance footage captured the moment terrified diners ran for their lives and a robber was wrestled to the ground after he stormed Beverly Hills restaurant Il Pastaio with two accomplices.
The video, filmed from a nearby store, shows a man tumbling out of the covered outdoor dining area at the swanky eatery, while another is wrestled to the ground before fleeing. Diners are seen running in all directions as shots are fired.
In an interview with The New York Post on Friday, he claimed he tried to fight them and even wrestled them to the ground.
‘One of them was choking me from the back with a gun to my head, while the other one was grabbing my arm, and the third one was yanking the watch off my hand,’ he said.
‘I took a chance and grabbed the gun and wrestled them to the ground. They were trying to pull the trigger.
‘I believe one of [the robbers] got shot while they were struggling with me on the ground. The eyewitnesses were saying he ran while holding his stomach. I know while we were fighting on the ground, a couple of bullets shot. I believe one of them hit him.
‘They were coming to shoot. They didn’t come to play around. There was zero fear in their eyes,’ he said.
One woman told Variety that she couldn’t run because she was wearing designer heels so she hid behind a tree.
‘Everyone started running in every direction. I dropped behind a tree. I was in high heels. I’m not going to get very far in four-inch Louboutins,’ Ran Ma said.
It is the latest in a string of violent incidents in the exclusive Los Angeles enclave.