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."

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