Five arrested for Brent cross jewellery store robbery

BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 20: Police stand guard as investigators search a property on Aberdeen Road where a 32-year-old man was arrested this morning in connection with the murder of Joanna Yeates on January 20, 2011 in Bristol, England. Joanna Yeates went missing on December 17 after a night out with work colleagues and her body was later found dumped by the side of the road at Longford Lane on Christmas Day. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Police have arrested five men this morning following a robbery at Goldsmiths Jewellers in Brent Cross shopping centre, North London.

Officers were called to the scene following a raid at around 2:30am on Wednesday 4 May.

At least a dozen suspects had smashed windows and stolen items from the jewellers, before unsuccessfully attempting to steal items from Ernest Jones jewellers.

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Five men, aged in their 20s and 30s, have been arrested and taken to a north London police station where they remain in custody.

Jewellery and watches were recovered, in addition to weapons including sledge hammers and pick axes.

Enquiries continue to identify and apprehend the remaining suspects and to recover outstanding stolen property.

Inspector Fifi Gulam-Husen of Barnet Police said: “The public should be reassured that Met officers respond rapidly around the clock to tackle crime across London. This morning’s arrests demonstrate our determination to act with speed, intelligence and tenacity to catch criminals and to keep Londoners safe.”

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