Selfridges raid men sentenced

Connor Groake and Sam Curtin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob and aggravated vehicle taking at Kingston Crown Court today. Curtin was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment and Groake was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment.

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Two men jailed in Selfridges £1.5m smash and grab

Police vans at the scene of a smash and grab robbery in Selfridges. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Two men involved in the Selfridges £1.5 million smash and grab raid have been jailed today. Sam Curtin and Connor Groake admitted conspiracy to rob and aggravated vehicle taking at the department store in Oxford Street, London, on June 6.

Curtin was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment and Groake was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment.

Two plead guilty to Selfridges smash and grab

Connor Groake Credit: Metropolitan Police

Two men have appeared in court to admit their involvement in a million-pound armed raid at Selfridges.

Sam Curtin and Connor Groake admitted conspiracy to rob and aggravated vehicle taking at the department store in Oxford Street on June 6th.

Sam Curtin Credit: Metropolitan Police

Curtin, 24, appeared at Kingston Crown Court on crutches having broken his leg in a crash on one of the getaway vehicles, a Vespa moped. His co-accused, Groake, 19, was driving the moped, the court heard.

The duo, from Islington, will appear at the same court next Monday to be sentenced for their part in the smash-and-grab attack, in which a six-strong gang dressed in burqas made off with £1 million of luxury watches.

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Second charged over Selfridges raid

Members of the public rushed to help police at the scene on Thursday Credit: PA

A second man has been charged in connection with a 'smash and grab' raid on London's Selfridges store. A gang dressed in burkhas and carrying axes made off with £1 million worth of luxury watches last Thursday.

Twenty four year old Sam Curtin will appear before magistrates tomorrow, charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and aggravated vehicle taking.

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Public stops raid suspect

'Have-a-go heroes' stop a suspect in the street Credit: @ChloeVaidya

Members of the public who tackled suspected members of a burkha-clad armed gang as they made their getaway by scooter from a raid on Selfridges department store have been praised by police.

This picture was taken by an onlooker and posted on the social networking site Twitter.

Selfridges open for business after raid

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