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.
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