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Gang sought after Dorchester raid

Detectives investigating two smash and grab robberies at one of the country's top luxury hotels are looking for five more members of the heist gang.

Officers from Scotland Yard's Flying Squad have arrested four suspected thieves so far and seized most of the watches and jewellery stolen in yesterday's raid at the Dorchester.

The plush Mayfair hotel was hit for the second time in a month by a moped-riding gang who smashed their way into the building in the early hours of the morning and broke into display cabinets.

Three men, aged 66, 27 and 23, and a woman aged 46, were all arrested in King's Cross, north London, at around 2.30pm yesterday, 12 hours after the robbery.

The 23-year-old man was held on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and the other three on suspicion of conspiracy to handle stolen goods.

Scotland Yard said six people on three mopeds took part in yesterday's robbery at the prestigious central London hotel, and that detectives are now looking for at least another five suspects.

The luxury venue was hit in exactly the same way on June 10, when watches and jewellery were stolen in what police called a "well-planned" heist.

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