Oxford Street jewellery shop gang filmed
A raid on a jewellery shop by a sledge hammer-wielding gang has been filmed by a member of the public.
The four-strong gang struck at Lesley Davis jewellers in Oxford Street, central London, at about 10:00 GMT.
The mobile phone footage shows two members of the public attempting to kick the criminals from their motorbikes as they escape.
Another man threw a blue box at the gang. The Metropolitan Police have urged eyewitnesses to get in touch.
Eyewitnesses said the gang smashed the front windows of the store with a sledge hammer.
A spokesman said: "We were called just after 10 to reports of a smash and grab at a jewellers in Oxford Street.
"Police attended to reports of four men on two scooters smashing a shop window with hammers and making off with the contents."