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Customer in Kilburn shop raided by ‘smash and grab’ robbers treated for shock

PUBLISHED: 13:48 08 November 2012 | UPDATED: 17:06 08 November 2012

Albemarle & Bond Pawnbrokers whose windows were boarded up following a smash and grab raid yesterday.

Albemarle & Bond Pawnbrokers whose windows were boarded up following a smash and grab raid yesterday.

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Pawnbrokers targeted 24 hours after identical theft in Brent Cross Shopping Centre

The manager of a store which was raided by three men on motorbikes in a smash and grab robbery has spoken out about the attack.

Albemarle & Bond Pawnbrokers in Kilburn High Road, Kilburn,was targeted by six robbers on motorbikes at around 10am yesterday.

Armed with axes the men smashed in the windows of the store before making off with thousands of pounds worth of watches and jewellery.

Dave Millard, the regional manager for the store said: “The men attacked one window each before smashing their way through and grabbing what they could. It was over very quickly.

“We are absolutely delighted no-one was injured, there was a customer in the store who we looked after and treated for shock.”

The raid came just 24 hours after an identical audacious robbery of a Fraser Hart jewellery store in Brent Cross Shopping Centre when three men on bikes stormed into the shopping centre before fleeing with up to £2m worth of goods.

Mr Millard said: “We are doing a full stock take to understand the extent of the damage but at this time, it doesn’t appear to be a huge amount.”

A police spokesman told the Times it was too early to link the two robberies.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Mr Millard added: “We thank the police for their unbelievably quick response in coming to help us.”


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