Sledgehammer raiders target Amrit Jewellers' in Gravesend
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.
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
The driver was described as a black
man in his 30s wearing a black and white bandana and hooded
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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