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UPDATE – Fleet Street incident (Monday 4 December)

The City of London Police is continuing to investigate after suspects on mopeds entered a jewellers on Fleet Street.


We were called at 10.52am on Monday (4 December 2017) to reports that seven suspects had smashed their way into the jewellers brandishing weapons, including knives, before making off on mopeds with a large amount of items. Officers arrived on scene at 11am.


No one was injured during the incident and no arrests have been made at this time.


Officers are continuing to investigate, including speaking to witnesses, viewing CCTV from the surrounding area, and carrying out house-to-house enquiries.


Detective Inspector Sam Toprak from the City of London Police Major Crime Team said:

“We are treating this incident extremely seriously, as we do all incidents of this nature, and we are liaising closely with our colleagues at the Metropolitan Police in order to identify those responsible.”


Officers regularly visit retailers within the City to provide reassurance and advice on things they can do to protect themselves.


Anyone with information relating to Monday’s incident is asked to contact the City of London Police on 020 7601 2999 or on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always call 999.

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