Thieves raided Wimbledon jewellers with pickaxes and hammers and stole £80,000

Detectives investigating a robbery at a jewellers in Wimbledon are renewing their appeals for information and witnesses after a group of four suspects carried out an armed robbery.

At approximately 12.45pm on Wednesday, 12 September four male suspects travelling on two motorbikes approached the premises on Church Road.

Whilst one vehicle parked outside the shop, the other motorbike drove into the front door to force entry.

Two suspects entered the property carrying hammers and pickaxes before smashing the cabinets and stealing a quantity of jewellery from inside.

Two look-outs held up large knives and bottles in an attempt to make the shop workers believe they were armed with acid.

The suspects then made off on the motorbikes towards Wimbledon Park.

Both motorbikes were found abandoned a short while later on Wimbledon Common and were recovered by officers.

The four suspects are all believed to be males. At the time of the incident they were wearing dark tracksuits and gloves with motorbike helmets.

No arrests have been made; detailed enquiries continue.

DC Rex Jude from the South West Command Unit said: “This was a violent and terrifying ordeal during broad daylight.

“Thankfully no one was injured but a quantity of high value jewellery, worth in excess of £80,000 was stolen.

“I would urge anyone with information or who witnessed the incident to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the South West Command Unit on 101 quoting CAD 3225/12Sep or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or contact them via crimestoppers-uk.org


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