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Thieves Pelt Police With Stolen Watches After Raid

BBC News via YellowBrix

August 04, 2010

Thieves with sledgehammers broke into a jewellers in a south-west London shopping centre and then pelted police with some of the watches they had stolen as they tried to escape.

Items valued at £500,000 were taken from Fraser Hart Jewellers at the Bentall Centre in Kingston upon Thames.

One of the shop’s windows was smashed and a security guard was threatened in the raid, at 0030 BST on Wednesday.

Four men have been arrested in connection with the raid.

The suspects escaped on three mopeds and two men are still being sought. Series of raids

Two men were arrested in Sandy Lane in Sutton, south-west London, after one moped crashed.

A tip-off led to two others being held in Cecil Road, Wimbledon, south-west London, a few hours later.

The four men are aged 21, 23, 26 and 32.

A police helicopter was involved in the search and a large number of the luxury watches have now been found, police said.

The Met believes the men may be linked to a larger criminal gang responsible for several similar raids across London in recent months.

Goods valued at more than £4m have been taken from branches of Watches of Switzerland, Cartier, Dolce and Gabbana, De Beers and Tiffany and Co.


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    DALLASCRANE

    about 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    I hope these creeps will have nothing but time on their hands........in prison.

  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50

    Whalewatcher

    about 4 years ago

    11220 Comments

    Better watches than bullets being thrown their way, methinks ......

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    OFFICER_K_CPD

    about 4 years ago

    2296 Comments

    I'll take being pelted by watches any day over bullets :)

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    OFFICER_K_CPD

    about 4 years ago

    2296 Comments

    LOL

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    184retired

    about 4 years ago

    3806 Comments

    Robbery on a moped...I think I've heard them all now...Lol

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    HEYSARGE

    about 4 years ago

    16726 Comments

    ROLEX??

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    darsavmo

    about 4 years ago

    11356 Comments

    They were just trying to use time to get away...

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    mkiprotection

    about 4 years ago

    2384 Comments

    Thats rough business there....................

    BWWAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

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    wiuleja58

    about 4 years ago

    108 Comments

    I dont know how to even rate this one. It was good that they caught the fools. I mean who uses watches to throw at the police, who does that?

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