Raiders smash way into shop display
Four grab gems before escaping on motorbikes
Four suspects fled on motorcycles after two broke into a window display at H&T Pawnbrokers, in Station Road, Hayes.
Police were called to the shop shortly before 1.30pm on Monday, March 16, but have made no arrests. The Metropolitan Police’s Flying Squad is investigating.
The company said two members of staff were inside the store when the break-in happened, but no one was hurt.
A spokeswoman added: “The two robbers managed to get access to the retail stock in the window. A small amount of this was taken.
“They did not gain entry to the back of the store, where customer property is kept.
“All customer property is therefore safe and locked away under high security.”
Jas Obhrai, who owns World Wines, also on Station Road, said he arrived at the scene shortly after the robbery.
He said: “Everyone was just crowding round as soon as the police turned up.
“It’s not something we see too often around here. People couldn’t believe what had happened.”
He added: “This is becoming quite regular now in and around London – jewellery shop smash and grabs. Liverpool Street, I get it. You wouldn’t expect it in Hayes town though.”
Anyone with any information about the raid should call police on 101. Alternatively, call the anonymous Crime-stoppers number on 0800 555 111.
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