28 Aug '14, 9am

Moped gang carries out smash and grab raid at Rolex store in Knightsbridge.

Moped gang carries out smash and grab raid at Rolex store in Knightsbridge.

A moped gang smashed through the doors of Knightsbridge’s Rolex store in broad daylight, making it the fourth high-end shop in the area to be raided in four months. Four mopeds with seven masked people armed with axes and sledgehammers attempted to smash the front window of the expensive watch store at the bottom of One Hyde Park yesterday (August 28) at around 10.30am. They failed to break the glass so forced the door open with a motorbike and stole a quantity of watches which can cost in excess of £75,000 each. The masked gang then left on mopeds and made their way onto South Carriage Drive alongside Hyde Park where mounted officers blocked the road in attempt to prevent them from escaping after police were called at 10.36am. The mopeds turned around and managed to escape in the direction of central London so no arrests were made. Rolex is now the fifth Knightsbridge des...

Full article: http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/rolex-four...

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