St John’s Wood robbery: Police appeal after £800,000 worth of jewellery stolen in ‘terrifying’ raid
- Credit: Archant
Police are appealing for help returning a tranche of jewellery stolen from a St John’s Wood property in a frightening January raid.
Three knive-wielding men forced their way into a home in the area after simply knocking – they were mistaken for delivery drivers.
The men, who have only been described as black, over five foot ten, and wearing masks, then threatened a woman and two young children with knives.
£800,000 worth of jewellery was taken, along with handbags, watches and mobile phones before the men with them before fleeing the scene in the victim’s own car.
The crime, which took place at about ten past five on January 18, saw no-one harmed, and the vehicle was recovered nearby.
You may also want to watch:
Det Con. Piers Gilbert said: “This was a terrifying incident which has had a profound effect on the victim’s life.
“We are now appealing for people to think about whether they have been offered this stolen jewellery and if so, to come forward.”
- 1 Police investigate reported rape of teenager
- 2 'Picture of health': Mum's tribute to son who died of sudden cardiac arrest
- 3 Haverstock Hill cycle lanes given the green light
- 4 The Vagina Museum searches for new home as Camden Market leases end
- 5 Piers Plowright: 'An extraordinary force, devoted to Hampstead'
- 6 Famous Parliament Hill view still obscured as nesting birds delay work
- 7 Emergency services at Gospel Oak estate over safety concern
- 8 Tennis coach 'distraught' at losing Belsize role amid club row
- 9 Barnet Council called in bailiffs over non-existent council tax bill
- 10 Clapped in the street - and assaulted: Staff call for behaviour change in A&E
If you can help police, call 101 quoting CAD 5300/18JAN19 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.