Royal Exchange raid suspects to appear in court

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Trial of £380k raid on Omega and De Beers stores in August.

Two suspected robbers are due to appear in court accused of stealing £380,000 of jewellery and watches from De Beers and Omega at The Royal Exchange in London this August.

Shane McGloin and David Kelly from Islington in London are accused of smashing into the upmarket stores with sledgehammers and boltcutters. They are thought to be part of a larger hooded-and-masked gang that was caught on CCTV forcing their way inside the shops.

Three other men remain on bail while investigations into the incident continue. The robbery took place on August 14.

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The Royal Exchange in London is a Grade 1-listed building that was erected in 1565 and is home to a luxury shopping and dining arcade. There are more than 30 retailers at the site including Boodles, Bucheron, Cartier, Tateossian and Theo Fennell.

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