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City of London Police issues CCTV of knife-point robbery

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The City of London Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery which took place in One New Change shopping centre at 11.30am yesterday morning (13 February 2017).

Two high-powered mopeds with a driver and passenger on each, drove along Bread Street into One New Change and through the shopping centre to Fraser Hart jewellers.

The men got off the mopeds; one man stood by the escalator near to the shop, whilst the other stood outside of Fraser Hart and appeared to be waving a knife in the air. The two other men then entered the store; one stood near the entrance, whilst the other climbed onto the window display and stole ten Hublot watches worth £93,000.

All of the men then went back to the mopeds; one of the mopeds drove-off along Bread Street whilst the other turned left onto Cheapside.

Police have been able to identify one of the mopeds as a black Yamaha XMAX, which was registered as stolen from Westminster on 8 February. The other moped is yet to be identified.

City of London Police’s Detective Inspector, Mark Chapman who is leading the investigation said:

“We urge anyone who has any information about this robbery to get in touch. Those involved were left extremely shaken by what happened.

“This was a pre-planned robbery which resulted in goods worth almost £100,000 being stolen. Incidents of this kind rarely take place in the City and we would like to reassure our community that we are doing everything we can to find the offenders, so that they can be brought to justice”.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the City of London Police’s on 0207 601 2222 quoting the crime reference number: CR/861/17.

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