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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 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.
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.
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.
Detectives believe they have now recovered all the vehicles used as part of the get-away plan by the gang who were responsible for Thursday's 'smash and grab' raid on London's Selfridges.
Armed raiders who targeted London's Selfridges store while dressed in burkas fled with £1million worth of luxury watches, police said today. The six-strong gang used the religious dress to disguise themselves and the tools they were carrying during the raid at 8.30pm on Thursday.
Matt Carrozo tells ITV News what he saw outside Selfridges last night. He praises the members of the public who stepped in to help police.
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.