Thieves empty Hampstead High Street jewellery store in early morning raid

Dinny Hall has said the Hampstead store will reopen on Saturday, October 14. Picture: NATHAN LOUIS

Dinny Hall has said the Hampstead store will reopen on Saturday, October 14. Picture: NATHAN LOUIS - Credit: Archant

After a jewellery shop was raided last week, businesses in Hampstead are being urged to work together to avoid further crime in the area.

The store opened in December last year. Picture: NATHAN LOUIS

The store opened in December last year. Picture: NATHAN LOUIS - Credit: Archant

According to the shop, four men broke into the Dinny Hall store in Hampstead High Street in the early hours of Saturday morning taking jewellery and leaving a trail of broken glass and debris in their wake.

CEO creative director Dinny Hall said: “We are devastated. We are a small team and have worked incredibly hard to make our Hampstead store integrally part of the local retail community.

Two of the thieves are reported to have been on motorcycles. Picture: NATHAN LOUIS

Two of the thieves are reported to have been on motorcycles. Picture: NATHAN LOUIS - Credit: Archant

“We will pull together with the help of our fantastic local support network in Hampstead and stand strong against this type of anti-social behaviour,” she added.

The store said CCTV taken at the time of the raid shows two of the thieves were on motorcycles.

The raid at Dinny Hall follows thefts at other Hampstead shops. Picture: NATHAN LOUIS

The raid at Dinny Hall follows thefts at other Hampstead shops. Picture: NATHAN LOUIS - Credit: Archant


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A Dinny Hall spokeswoman confirmed it is increasing security at the store – which openend in December last year – and has vowed to get the store back up and running as soon as possible.

British jeweller Dinny Hall has four shops in the capital with a fifth due to open in Marylebone in December.

Two of the thieves are reported to have been on motorcycles. Picture: NATHAN LOUIS

Two of the thieves are reported to have been on motorcycles. Picture: NATHAN LOUIS - Credit: Archant

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The spokeswoman said plans to restore the boutique are underway and that Ms Hall and her employees are “positive” the raid will not hit the store’s success.

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