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Sledgehammer raiders target Amrit Jewellers' in Gravesend

Raider weilds a sledgehammer before targeting Amrit Jewellers

Raider weilds a sledgehammer before targeting Amrit Jewellers

This is the terrifying moment a brazen raider wields a sledgehammer in a busy street before targeting a jewellers' in Gravesend.

Kent Police were called to Amrit Jewellers, in Wrotham Road, at about 3pm yesterday after a gang smashed their way into the premises.

Witnesses described seeing three men, one carrying a sledgehammer, approaching the shop and getting buzzed through the outer security door before attempting to smash the inner door.

One raider got inside and is believed to have smashed a display cabinet before a smoke security device was triggered - filling the shop with smoke.

Raider weilds a sledgehammer before targeting Amrit Jewellers

Damage to Amrit Jewellers in Gravesend after a raid

The offenders then ran out, leaving in a van driven by a fourth man.

They left empty-handed, but the door and fittings were damaged.

The first man is described as black, about 5ft 6ins, 20 to 25 with a muscular build.

The second man is said to be black, about 5ft 3ins, 20 to 23 with a lean muscular build.

The driver was described as a black man in his 30s wearing a black and white bandana and hooded top.

Amrit Jewellers in Wrotham Road, Gravesend

Raiders targeted Amrit Jewellers in Gravesend

Anyone with information is asked to phone 101, quoting crime reference XY/038982/12, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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