Raiders smash way into shop dis­play

Four grab gems be­fore es­cap­ing on mo­tor­bikes

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

Hilling­don Coun­cil wants to hear what it can make do to en­cour­age more peo­ple to get ped­alling with its Cy­cle Rangers ini­tia­tive.

Vol­un­teers will work with Hilling­don’s Street Cham­pi­ons to help cy­clists high­light main­te­nance is­sues en­coun­tered whilst cy­cling, such as bro­ken glass, pot-holes, and changes needed to cy­cle route signs.

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