Golders Green gang linked to London-wide phone shop robberies

14:27 17 January 2013

Commuters gather outside Golders Green Tube station last week after its closure.

Commuters gather outside Golders Green Tube station last week after its closure.

Archant

Police believe a robbery involving youths at a Golders Green phone shop was carried out by a gang who target phone shops.

Officers were called just after noon last Thursday after eight youths were seen entering Carphone Warehouse, in Golders Green Road, and then fleeing in different directions minutes later.

Two arrests were made on a bus shortly after and some items were recovered.

The rest of the group was seen heading towards Golders Green Tube station, where it is believed they split up.

Some of the suspects were believed to have boarded a Tube train, while others were seen running southbound along the tracks towards Hampstead.

The Northern line service was suspended in both directions between Camden Town and Edgware for two hours as police searched for the suspects.

A number of stations, including Golders Green and Hampstead, were closed.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said officers carried out an “extensive search of the tracks” at the Tube station after reports of trespassers but no one was found.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Crime news

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Natalia Czekaj was stabbed seven times

A plumber who sawed off his girlfriend’s head with a breadknife in north London has managed to escape a murder trial - because he is an alcoholic.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Scotland Yard would like to identify this man (Picture: Met Police)

A predator followed a young woman off the number 12 bus and sexually assaulted her in East Dulwich, and police are now appealing for help to find him.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Police want to speak to this man (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

Detectives want to speak to this man after a woman was sexually assaulted as she waited for a bus on Wick Lane - at 1.30pm.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Appeal to identify serial armed robber

Betting shops and a bank across Abbey Wood, Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich were targets

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Police would like to identify this man (Picture: Met Police)

A 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in broad daylight on a route 85 bus in Wandsworth and police are now appealing for help to find her attacker.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Two teenagers were stabbed in a knife fight in George Lane, South Woodford, last night.

A knife fight in George Lane, South Woodford, last night left two teenagers in hospital with serious stab wounds.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Happy viewing!

MyOffers are giving you that chance to win an amazing Samsung 55” Curve HD TV.

Read more
Get ready to take in the beautiful sights of London from above!

Are you always seeking unique ways to see your favourite city? This one is for you.

Read more
Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Read more