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CCTV shows thieves breaking into jewellery shop through a wall

Two thieves made off with hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of gold, after smashing into a jewellers from the barbershop next door.

The two masked burglars can been seen emerging through a cupboard after making a hole in the wall and climbing through.

They are then caught on camera emptying cabinets full of Asian gold jewellery, worth more than £300,000.

The raid happened on Lee High Road in Lewisham overnight between February 10 and 11. Police have released pictures of some of jewellery taken in the hope it can be traced.

Credit: Metropolitan Police
Credit: Metropolitan Police

Investigating officer Detective Constable Leisa Johnson, of the Met’s Flying Squad, said:

A significant quantity of distinctive items of jewellery was taken during this offence and those pieces will have been offered to someone.

“Do you recognise any of the items? Have you been offered Asian gold for sale in other than normal circumstances? If you have any information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, please contact police immediately.”

– Detective Constable Leisa Johnson

Anyone with information should call police on 101, or Tweet @MetCC, quoting 3203438/19.