Saturday 22 October 2016

Axe-wielding gang makes off with €250,000 in violent jewellery robbery

David Kearns and Jason Kennedy

Published 24/06/2015 | 13:52

Police are on the hunt for an axe-wielding gang who stole more than €250,000 in a violent raid on a luxury jewellers.

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Shocking CCTV footage shows the moment when four men burst into David M Robinson Ltd in Greater Manchester stormed the store, smashing cabinets and triggering the ‘smoke cloak’ security system before making off the goods.

The thieves, dressed in dark clothing, broke down the door of the store with a battering ram shortly after 12:20pm and made off with 13 watches before escaping the scene in a black Land Rover.

The vehicle was later abandoned in Ashworth Close, Bowdon, where it is believed they transferred to a second getaway car, a white Mercedes, parked nearby.

“We are still hunting for these men, who made off with a substantial amount of jewellery,’ said Detective Inspector Carl Gilbert.

“Detectives are still appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the heist itself, or the offenders in the act of escaping to contact us.”

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