A jewellery store in Brentwood, Essex, has been hit by armed raiders who are believed to have made off with at least £10,000 worth of jewellery.
Police were called to the Bonds of Brentwood shop on Ingrave Road at around 12:50pm yesterday (Tuesday, 11 October), after four men on mopeds – two on each bike – rode up to the shop and used axes to smash their way in.
The robbers took a haul of jewellery, worth a five figure sum, before fleeing the scene on their bikes.
The two mopeds – one bronze and silver in colour and the other black and grey – were later recovered in a play area just off Cromwell Road, Brentwood. Essex Police confirmed there was no injuries during the incident.
Detective sergeant David Wilkinson, of Brentwood CID, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the robbery and anyone who may have captured footage or images of the incident and suspects on their phones.
“Equally we would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the suspects in the Cromwell Road area where the mopeds were later found. Your help could be vital in helping us catch those responsible.”
Witnesses to the incident or anyone with footage and images can contact detectives at Brentwood CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.