Selfridges raid suspects in court

Five men will appear in court today charged in connection with a smash and grab raid on the Selfridges store on Oxford Street.

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Selfridges raid suspects due in court

All of the men arrested have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. Credit: ITN

Five men will appear in court today charged in connection with a smash and grab raid on Selfridges in June.

Jewellery and watches were stolen from the Oxford Street store.

Today's hearing comes after officers carried out dawn raids on eight addresses in Islington yesterday.

The arrests are also linked to a robbery in Berkshire in April.

Arrests over 'complex' Selfridges robbery investigation

The operation was linked to the robbery at Selfridges in London's Oxford Street and another at a jeweller's in Windsor, Berkshire, in April:

This morning's raids represents the next stage in what is a complex and ongoing investigation.

The actions of the people involved in these two offences showed a blatant disregard for the safety of the public and those members of staff at the premises targeted.

Today's arrests show that the Flying Squad will continue to pursue those who choose to commit these types of offences, gathering the necessary intelligence to arrest them and bring them before the courts.

– Detective Inspector Bob Currie, Metropolitan Police

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