Two arrested over attempted Apple store raid

Two men have been arrested over an attempted raid of a flagship Apple store.

File photo of the Apple store in Regents Street, London. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Up to eight suspects attempted a smash and grab at the shop in Regent Street, central London, shortly after 1am today by smashing a glass door with an axe.

Security guards disturbed the suspects who fled on scooters before police arrived, Scotland Yard said.

Officers used helicopters to help search for the gang last night and arrested two men, aged 18 and 21, in Tufnell Park, north London, on suspicion of aggravated burglary and dangerous driving.

A door was smashed with an axe at the Apple store in London. Credit: Met Police

The attempted raid comes nearly two weeks after six burka-clad robbers with axes and sledgehammers stole £1 million worth of luxury watches from Selfridges on Oxford Street, central London.

Scotland Yard would not comment on whether any link is being made between the two raids.