Video emerges of armed robbers targeting jewellers in Kilburn today - days after similar attack in Kingsbury
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Dramatic video footage has emerged showing a violent armed robbery taking place at a jeweller in Kilburn today - three days after a similar incident in Kingsbury.
The seven-strong gang can be seen storming the shop in Kilburn High Road armed with axes and wearing crash helmets at 12.05pm.
One of the robbers physically throws a worker out on to the pavement and beats him up while his accomplices brazenly carry out the theft in front of shocked passersby.
Several of the robbers make their escape in a getaway car, believed to be a blue Mercedes, while the others flee on three motorbikes.
However one of the motorcyclists was hit by a car forcing him to force it behind.
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Police recovered stolen items on the abandoned bike at the scene.
On Monday jewellers in Kingsbury Road was targeted by eight smash-and grab robbers with axes and sledgehammers.
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A witness to today’s robbery said: “It’s similar to what happened in Kingsbury on Monday only they had a car.
“Somebody got beaten up quite a bit. The shop keeper got dragged out of the shop and beaten up. One of them had an axe in his hand.”
In Kingsbury a robbery gang parked on the pavement outside a shop called ‘The Jeweller’ before smashing the windows and snatching thousands of pounds worth of goods.
Angry traders threw weapons at the gang to try and thwart their escape and one man was dragged off his vehicle and held by the workers until he was arrested by the police.
The 24-year-old is still in police custody.
A police spokesman told The Times it was too early to link the robberies.
Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.