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Monday, 16 December

Smash and Grabbers Target Shopping Centre

Police had to responded to a robbery early on Wednesday morning at Brent Cross shopping in London and arrested five men involved in a smash and grab raid.

Officers were called at around 2:30am. A group of at least a dozen suspects had smashed windows and stolen items from a jewellers in the shopping centre. The group also attempted to steal items from a second jewellers in the shopping centre. The suspects made off from the scene on foot and on pedal cycles.

A search of the area was conducted by officers, with the support of police dogs and a helicopter. Five men, aged in their 20s and 30s, have been arrested and were taken to a north London police station. A quantity of jewellery and watches was recovered, in addition to weapons including sledge hammers and pick axes.

Enquiries continue to identify and apprehend the remaining suspects and to recover outstanding stolen property.

Inspector Fifi Gulam-Husen of Barnet Police said: "This morning's arrests demonstrate our determination to act with speed, intelligence and tenacity to catch criminals and to keep Londoners safe."

Picture: CCTV pictures have been released of the Brent Cross raid

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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