Sledgehammer gang raids jewellers
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Hole-in-the-wall burglars steal £1.8m of jewels

Burglars crawled through a hole they smashed in the wall of a jewellers to steal £1.8m of goods, the Met Police have said.

Gold and diamond necklaces, bracelets, pendants and earrings were looted during the early morning raid at Joyalukkas in Forest Gate, east London.

Three men wearing gloves spent more than three hours inside the shop after using a sledgehammer and crowbar to make a hole in the wall at the rear, between 03:00 and 06:40 BST on 10 July.

Three other men watched the premises in Green Street from 17:00 the previous day, while police believe another two men also acted as lookouts.

  • 25 Aug 2017
  • From the section London