|Hammer Attack on Southall Jewellers|
Smash and grab in broad daylight
Raiders made off with gold jewellery worth around £2,000 after smashing in the window of a Southall shop with a heavy club hammer.
The Flying Squad are appealing for help after the robbery at Goldbox jewellers on South Road at 5pm on Monday 15 July.
CCTV images have been released today of the suspects battering the window with a hammer.
Two men, wearing dark clothing and balaclavas, pulled out outside the shop in a black BMW 1 Series convertible. One armed with a heavy club hammer attacked the front window and, after repeated attempts, succeeded in smashing it.
His accomplice then reached through and grabbed a selection of gold necklace and earring sets worth around £2,000 from the display.
They then jumped back into the car, which had been double-parked on South Road while the robbery took place. The vehicle fled north along South Road, across the junction of Broadway and then at speed up Lady Margaret Road. It is believed a third suspect was driving the car.
Detective Constable Johnny Baker, from the Flying Squad at Finchley, said: "This was an audacious well-planned raid in broad daylight on a busy street and we are need the public's help to arrest those responsible.
"Were you there at the time? Did you see the getaway car double-parked - did you see its registration plate or the person waiting inside?
"If you have any information please come forward."
Anyone who can help is asked to please contact the Flying Squad on 020 8358 1751 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
17th July 2013