Rolex raid in busiest street

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Midweek Sport - - CHRISTMAS GLEE! -

MASKED raiders car­ried out a smash-and-grab in broad day­light in Bri­tain’s busiest shop­ping street – mak­ing off with thou­sands of pounds worth of Rolex watches.

Hor­ri­fied Christ­mas shop­pers watched as four men on two scoot­ers used sledge­ham­mers to shat­ter the win­dow of Les­lie Davis jewellers on Lon­don’s Ox­ford Street at around 10am yes­ter­day.

But as they tried to steal more jew­ellery the store’s ‘smoke screen’ went off, fill­ing the win­dow with thick smoke and forc­ing them to aban­don the raid.

They then sped off in op­po­site di­rec­tions, two head­ing to­wards Tot­ten­ham Court Road and the oth­ers go­ing to­wards Mar­ble Arch, leav­ing glass cov­er­ing the pave­ment and a large whole in the win­dow.

A po­lice spokesman con­firmed an in­ves­ti­ga­tion was un­der­way.

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