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Luxury jewellery store robbed by gang on motor scooters

Boodles specialises in diamonds.

A luxury jewellery store on one of London’s most prestigious streets has been targeted by robbers on motor scooters who used hammers to smash through counter displays.

Boodles, which specialises in diamonds, confirmed there was a robbery at its Knightsbridge showroom on Wednesday morning.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 10.37am on Wednesday, 16 August to reports of a robbery at a jewellers in Basil Street at the junction with Sloane Street, SW1.

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“A number of suspects had arrived on motor scooters, entered the store and then used hammers to smash their way through counter displays.

“The robbers removed property from the displays and then made off on the bikes.”

No arrests have been made.

A spokeswoman for Boodles said: “I can confirm that there was unfortunately a robbery at Boodles Knightsbridge showroom this morning.

“I can also confirm that nobody has been hurt.

“The police are handling the situation and Boodles is unable to comment any further.”

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