Skip to comments.Selfridges 'Smash And Grab': Two Men Held
Posted on 06/07/2013 3:04:26 AM PDT by the scotsman
'Two men have been arrested following an audacious raid at Selfridges after passers-by reportedly pinned them down.
The robbery happened at 8.30pm on Thursday evening while customers were shopping in the world-famous department store in London's Oxford Street.
Armed police were sent to the scene after a gang wielding axes smashed display cabinets to get at jewellery items, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.
The two suspects were detained after coming off a moped at nearby Goodge Street as they apparently tried to make their getaway.
Matthew Carrozo, 28, from east London, said he saw two men being arrested by police shortly after the raid.
He was having a drink with a friend outside The Draft House pub at the corner of Goodge Street and Charlotte Street, just north of Oxford Street, when he heard the sound of the moped crashing.
He said he then saw a man run out from a pizza restaurant and pin down one of the two people who were riding on the vehicle.
"Someone noticed a bag had fallen off the moped and that it had opened and a bunch a watches fell out. The duffle bag was full of watches and jewellery," he said.
He added that one man was dressed in full motorbike gear while a second man dressed in a burka had been on the back of the moped and fell on to the ground.
"The first guy pegged it down Charlotte Street and then he was held to the ground as other people were getting involved. He really put up a struggle. When cops turned up they put him in the back of a van and he was kicking and screaming. The other man was injured."'
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Ok, second “man” in burka. Are they attempting to use a protected class citizen as cover?
Investigations are under way to determine what charges they can bring on the citizens who took the law into their own hands and stopped these men.
They’ll get 5 years, at the very least.
So a “smash & grab” turned into a “grab & smash”.
Good on the civilians.
I was wondering when they got a department store!
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