Five arrested after attempted ‘smash and grab’ at Westfield Stratford City

07:56 05 September 2013

Shattered glass outside the jewellery store in Westfield Stratford City. Picture submitted via Twitter by StevenDavid (@its_StevieBoy).

Shattered glass outside the jewellery store in Westfield Stratford City. Picture submitted via Twitter by StevenDavid (@its_StevieBoy).

Archant

Five men have been arrested today after an attempted ‘smash and grab’ at a jewellers in Westfield Stratford City.

The attempted raid happened just after midnight.

Police said four men were seen approaching the shop on the centre’s ground floor. The group then smashed the windows of the outlet with axes and hammers, but were arrested before any items were stolen.

A fifth man, waiting in a vehicle outside the shopping centre, made off from the scene but was subsequently traced to an address in Islington and arrested.

All five remain in custody.

The arrests were made following a proactive operation by the Met Police’s Flying Squad and officers from the SCO19 Specialist Firearms Command.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

After weeks of challenges and cringeworthy boardroom showdowns, Lord Sugar made a decision – and Twitter was watching.

Read more

And the runner-up was OK about losing out to the “very credible” winner.

Read more

And we were all invited to the happy couple’s big day!

Read more

Promoted content

We've got a great selection of Secret Santa presents and stocking fillers for under a tenner...  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Office Secret Santa: it’s a Christmas ritual that everyone dreads, but no-one wants to seem like a Scrooge by saying no. Never fear, London24 is here to make buying gifts for Dave in Accounts simple and stress-free, with a selection of presents for under a tenner

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

After weeks of challenges and cringeworthy boardroom showdowns, Lord Sugar made a decision – and Twitter was watching.

And we were all invited to the happy couple’s big day!

And they have a role to play in saving their species.

Quirky London