Twelve people have been arrested after police conducted dawn raids in an attempt to stop crimes which involve mopeds.
Criminals often steal mopeds with the sole intention of using them to commit crimes including burglary and violent robbery.
This morning's operation saw more than 100 police officers kitted out with riot helmets, shields and body-worn cameras storm into 15 homes.
According to an ITV London investigation there has been a seven fold increase in businesses being targeted by robbers on mopeds.
During the raids suspects were dragged out of bed looking stunned as they were led away in handcuffs.
All 12 of those arrested this morning were male and are now being held in police stations across the capital.
The raids were executed after five months of surveillance to try and reduce the level of moped-enabled crime in north London.
On Friday night there were two smash-and-grab raids at shops in Chelsea's King's Road.
Both of the gangs involved were riding mopeds.
Four men were jailed in November for a total of 38 years after a smash-and-grab at a high end watch shop in Piccadilly.
During the raid specialist armed robbery team the Flying Squad were laying in wait for the robbers.