Police release images of motorbikes used by Brent Cross ‘smash and grab’ robbers

18:02 07 November 2012

Witness picture of the robbers roaring into Brent Cross Shopping Centre (pic credit: Twitter)

Witness picture of the robbers roaring into Brent Cross Shopping Centre (pic credit: Twitter)

Archant

Vehicles were found dumped in Mill Hill near a golf course following Fraser Hart raid

Police hunting for a gang of ‘smash and gang’ robbers who struck in Brent Cross Shopping Centre have released photographs of the motorbikes used by the raiders.

The three bikes were found dumped in Mill Hill near a golf course 15 minutes after Fraser Hart was robbed at 10.15am yesterday.

Six men on three motorbikes rode into the centre via the doors at New Look and pulled up near the jewellers.

Three of the men, who were all wearing dark clothing and crash helmets with their visors down, jumped of the bikes ran towards the shop and smashed the windows with pickaxes and bats.

They grabbed thousands of pounds worth of watches and jewellery before jumping back on the bikes and making their getaway towards Hendon Central.

According to a witness the gang dropped some of their haul during their escape.

Shopper @damomullen, who was at the Apple store when the robbers struck, tweeted “they drove out of there so fast I doubt anyone had anytime to catch them, apparently they dropped some of the stuff.”

He added: “the speed they were doing in the shopping centre was insane, happened fairly quickly.”

Another witness who asked not to be named told the Times: “They came in on motorbikes and had pick axes and bats, it was terrifying.”

No one was hurt but an elderly man was treated for shock after witnessing the robbery.

Detective Chief Inspector Harry Hennigan, from Finchley Flying Squad, is leading the hunt for the robbers.

He said: “It is miraculous how nobody was injured during yesterday’s shocking events.

“The suspects had absolutely no regard for public safety, and they could have very easily mown down an unsuspecting shopper or member of staff. We continue to reiterate appeals for information and urge anyone who may have seen the sequence of events to contact us.

“We are also appealing to anyone who may have seen the three motorbikes being driven from Brent Cross to Mill Hill.

“We urge anyone with information to call our incident room.”

Anyone with information is asked to the Flying Squad on 020 8358 1751 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Related articles

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, February 11, 2016
Police are investigating attempted child abductions

A man has been charged after reports that a number of schoolchildren were approached by someone impersonating a police officer in Hornsey.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Police would like to speak with this man (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A 27-year-old man was punched in the face and pummelled as he lay on the ground in a sustained and unprovoked attack at a Bloomsbury bus stop.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
The two men police want to identify

A horrifying attack in Shoreditch has left a man with a fractured skull after he was beaten with wooden stakes.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The victim's purse had £50 in it (Credit: PA/Jon Giddens)

An elderly woman has had her purse stolen from her handbag as she shopped in Uxbridge town centre, and now police have released video of the ‘damaging’ crime to make sure the thief “faces justice for what they have done”.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Usman Tahir, who was sentenced to serve 12 years in jail. Credit: Met Police

A vile opportunist who tried to rape two vulnerable women late at night has been jailed for 12 years.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The stabbing took place in Besant Way (Pic: Google)

A man has been stabbed several times ‘in the face and body’ on a street in the St Raphael’s Estate in Neasden.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport