A mob of teenagers smashed a shop window in what was believed to be a “looting” event organised on social media.

It is claimed that 30 youths were present when the Just Drinks shop window on Station Parade, next to Willesden Green station, was damaged on Saturday (August 19) at 8pm.

Officers attended and a group of youths ran from the area, the Metropolitan Police have said.

No arrests have been made.

Brent & Kilburn Times: The smashed shop window at Just DrinksThe smashed shop window at Just Drinks (Image: Dick Geldart)

Richard Geldart, the deputy chairman of Brent Central Conservative Association, took a photo of damage to the front door of the shop.

According to Mr Geldart, who said he has spoken to the shop owners, drinks were stolen from the shop. A Metropolitan Police spokesperson was unable to confirm this.

Mr Geldart believes the group congregated in Willesden after travelling in on a 260 bus, and many fled towards the Marley Walk estate.

The raid comes amid a craze of organised looting on social media.

The Metropolitan Police arrested nine people and issued 34 dispersal orders after hundreds of teenagers gathered outside JD Sports in Oxford Street on August 9 after posts on Snapchat and TikTok urged users to take part in an “Oxford Circus JD robbery” at 3pm.

There have since been attempts to replicate the event in other parts of London.

Police chased youths who allegedly congregated in Romford town centre when a dispersal order was in place following social media speculation of a planned event in the area on August 16.

And police presence was increased in Bexleyheath Broadway on August 12 after after speculation on social media about stores being targeted by “gangs of youths” intent on stealing.