Armed raid features on BBC's Crimewatch Live
Police have renewed their hunt for four men who closed off a Wimbledon Village street to enable the armed robbery of a jewellery shop last September.
The ram raid on Michael Platt jewellers at 12.45 on September 12 featured in today's Crimewatch Roadshow Live programme on BBC1.
They put out a new CCTV picture (above) of two of the four men travelling on two motorbikes who robbed the shop on Church Road.
Whilst one vehicle parked outside the shop, the other motorbike drove into the front door to force entry forcing staff to take refuge in a store room.
Two men entered the property carrying hammers and pickaxes before smashing the cabinets and stealing a quantity of jewellery worth more than £80,000 from inside.
Meanwhile, the two other members of the gang remained outside keeping a look out. They set up a roadblock on Church Road by moving a ‘Road Closed’ sign from nearby roadworks They held up large knives and bottles in an attempt to make the shop workers believe they were armed with acid. People in the street ran to local cafes and shops for safety.
The gang 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.
Two suspects captured on CCTV in Wimbledon Village
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.
March 18, 2019