- Four men entered the shopping centre armed with axes and hammers
- A fifth man was waiting in a vehicle outside
- No shots were fired by armed police during the incident
- Five people have been arrested
The raid took place shortly after midnight. Westfield worker Stephen David tweeted this picture of the scene as he left work.
So I leave work and see this.... robbery at Breitling westfield stratford. Axes on floor. Forensics http://t.co/eXk2QG4guq
Armed police have intercepted a daring jewellery raid at the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London. Four men armed with axes and hammers were caught as they smashed the windows of the shop on the ground floor shortly after midnight.