Published November 08, 2012
British police have released a video hoping to uncover the identities of a bat and ax-wielding motorcycle gang that robbed a jewelry store in a London mall.
Six brazen robbers sped into the Brent Cross shopping center on three motor bikes Tuesday, before smashing display windows of a Fraser Hart store to grab jewelry and watches, Sky News reports.
A witness inside the mall told The Sun that one of the men threatened shoppers with an ax, while many others in the video were seen fleeing the mall.
The biker gang sped off with a haul estimated to be around $3.2 million, the BBC reports.
Metropolitan Police later found the motorcycles abandoned at a nearby golf course. None of the bikes had registration plates, but each was assigned with a “team number,” the Sun reports.
No one was injured in the heist, but an elderly man was treated for shock. Scotland Yard has no suspects and officials have not made any arrests.
An identical attack happened Wednesday when ax-wielding men on motorcycles robbed the Albemarle & Bond Pawnbrokers store in northwest London
“The men attacked one window each before smashing their way through and grabbing what they could,” store manager Dave Millard told the Brent & Kilburn Times.
The robbers also got away with watches and jewelry worth thousands of dollars.
Police told the newspaper that it’s too early to link the crimes.