Smash and grab raiders on motorbikes stole £37,000 of Rolex watches in under 60 seconds
BETHNAL GREEN, EAST LONDON; BERMONDSEY, SOUTHEAST LONDON A gang of smash and grab raiders on motorbikes stole £37,000 of Rolex watches in under 60 seconds in a 'well planned and audacious robbery', a court heard. Four men dressed in motorcycle clothing and helmets used a sledgehammer to break the reinforced glass windows of Attenborough Jewellers in Bethnal Green, east London. Staff managed to set off the panic alarm to bring the shutters down but the robbers managed to prop them open. The gang took three Rolex watches but left behind another £12,000 worth of merchandise in the display and on the pavement outside as they fled.