CCTV: Axe Wielding Robbers Carry out Daytime Mo...
Police have issued CCTV of the the terrifying moment six robbers sped through a shoppng centre on motorbikes, horrifying shoppers who witnessed the high-speed smash-and-grab.
Officers are trying to track down the gang, who were dressed in black and wearing crash helmets, as they raced through Brent Cross shopping centre on three powerful motorbikes just after opening time at around 10.15am on Tuesday.
The three who were riding pillion leaped off and used axes and bats to smash windows of the Fraser Hart jewellery store.
Flying Squad detectives from the Metropolitan Police investigating the robbery have issued CCTV of the theft taking place, to assist in appeals for witnesses and information.
Police are also issuing images of the motorbikes used by the suspects, which were abandoned in Mill Hill shortly after the offence took place.
No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.
Detective Chief Inspector Harry Hennigan, of the Finchley Flying Squad, said: 'It is miraculous how nobody was injured during yesterday's shocking events.
'The suspects had absolutely no regard for public safety, and they could have very easily mown down an unsuspecting shopper or member of staff.
'We continue to reiterate appeals for information and urge anyone who may have seen the sequence of events to contact us.
'We are also appealing to anyone who may have seen the three motorbikes being driven from Brent Cross to Mill Hill. We urge anyone with information to call our incident room.'
The terrifying smash and grab came a day before a pawnbroker's was targeted less than two miles away by another gang riding motorbikes.
A group of three smashed windows with sledgehammers at the pawnbrokers in Kilburn, north west London, making off with fistfuls of jewellery.