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VIDEO: Knightsbridge Boodles store ransacked in broad-daylight jewellery raid

VIDEO: Knightsbridge Boodles store ransacked in broad-daylight jewellery raid

A group of moped riders carried out a broad-daylight jewellery heist with sledge hammers on West London jewellery store yesterday morning. The group went into the Boodles store in Basil Street, Knightsbridge at about 10:30 BST and smashed through counter displays, according to a report from the BBC. Three of the six-strong gang raided the

Crime gang convicted for £3m robberies on 11 jewellers

A Romanian crime gang that wreaked havoc on the industry by robbing some of the industry’s biggest jewellery chains has been jailed for 47 years. Members of the gang set up camp and cycled to jewellers across England in a series of burglaries where they stole more than £3.1m of goods. Branches of Fraser Hart,

Hewitt’s Crimewatch appeal gives police new leads

Police are investigating a theft at Hewitt’s jewellery store in Grimsby after £140,000 worth of jewellery was taken by two men who violently smashed into the store. The announcement of an investigation follows Humberside Police’s appeal on BBC Crimewatch earlier this month. CCTV footage was broadcast on the programme, showing two men breaking  into the

Thefts worth £40,000 hit Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair just hours after opening

The Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair was hit with two robberies just hours after opening according to local news sources, with a necklace and two bags of pearls worth around £40,000 being targeted. The thefts happened about four hours after the show opened in Lantau on September 16, with staff spotting a female visitor

Jewellery worth £2,000 stolen from Harrogate Home & Gift Show

Jewellery worth more than £2,000 was stolen from the Harrogate Home & Gift Show on July 19, highlighting the importance of adequate security at trade events around the UK. Items were reported missing from the Harrogate International Centre, including silver marcasite jewellery, watches and fashion accessories from two stalls. The thieves are said to have

Security expert targets smash and grab thieves with new Medusa system

Security expert Hilaire O’Shea has founded and developed a revolutionary new security system that protects retailers from the devastating effects of smash and grab raids. Dubbed Medusa, O’Shea’s new system encases luxury jewellery and watches in an impenetrable block of inert material – making it impossible and impractical for thieves to take them during a

H&T Pawnbrokers and Fish Brothers signed up to police Safe Seller Scheme

H&T Pawnbrokers and Fish Brothers have signed up to the Safe Seller Scheme run by the Metropolitan Police. The scheme helps buyers and sellers of jewellery and watches identify stolen goods against a database maintained by the police. H&T Pawnbrokers and Fish Brothers, which have 48 stores between them in London, are supporting the successful

Armed raiders launch lunchtime attack on Altrincham jeweller

Police are searching for four men who raided jewels and watches worth up to £750,000 from David M. Robinson jewellers in Altrincham yesterday. The gang, dressed in dark jumpsuits and balaclavas, used axes to smash their way into the store at 12.30pm. They escaped in a Land Rover which was later found abandoned by the

Ninth man charged for Hatton Garden robbery as net closes in

Detectives investigating the Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Ltd burglary formally charged a ninth man in connection with the crime on Friday May 22. Of the ten arrests made, nine have been charged to appear in court in June, while a tenth man was bailed pending further inquiries. 42-year-old John Harbinson of Benfleet, Essex, appeared in