Bremont & Zenith among brands nabbed at Selfridges

The Metropolitan Police has revealed which watches were stolen from Selfridges in London last week as it launches a fresh appeal into the £1.5 million robbery.

Police confirmed that six men disguised as affluent Arabic women in burkas and designer handbags stole 140 watches from the department store, 40 of which were recovered at the scene by police.

Watches stolen in the raid included models from Hublot, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Dreyfuss, Zenith, U-Boat, Raymond Weil, Blancpain, Frederique Constant, Burberry, Bremont, Baume & Mercier and Audemars Piguet.

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The smash-and-grab robbery took place a week ago today, with police called to the scene at 8.30pm on Thursday, June 6. The Metropolitan Police’s Flying Squad are now appealing for fresh information and are asking anyone who believes they might have been offered one of these watches for sale to come forward, or anyone who filmed the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Noyes from the Flying Squad said: “One week on from the audacious robbery that took place in heart of London’s shopping district we are still appealing for help to trace the outstanding suspects wanted in connection with this incident.

“The robbery took place whilst the store was full with shoppers and we still want to hear from anyone who was in or around Selfridges on Thursday June 6 who witnessed the robbery, or may have seen the men in the time running up to the robbery or as they made their escape. This robbery will have taken planning and preparation and there may be people who think they know who was responsible, police need to hear from them."

Two men have been arrested in connection with the raid, which police have described as a "brazen and audacious robbery". Four men are still at large.

Connor Groake, 19, of Wheelwright Street in London, was apprehended at the scene after falling off a moped while trying to escape. He appeared at Lavender Hill Magistrate’s Court on June 8 charged with conspiracy to rob and aggravated vehicle taking and has been remanded in custody until June 21.

Sam Curtin, 24, of London’s Islington, was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and aggravated vehicle taking yesterday and appeared in court today. He was also apprehended at the scene but was injured and was taken to hospital for treatment for a fractured skull.

Anyone with information that could prove useful to the police should call the incident room during office hours on 020 8247 7948 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

 

 

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