Raiders 'armed with sledgehammer' target Andrew Smith Jewellers in West Malling High Street
A jeweller's has been targeted in an attempted robbery today - the second raid in just months.
Police were called to Andrew Smith Jewellers, in West Malling High Street, at just after 11.45am.
A witness said offenders used a sledgehammer to smash the window, but fled empty handed.
Smashed glass at Andrew Smith Jewellers in West Malling High Street
It is believed the three men, wearing balaclavas, were chased away by the shop's security guard.
He was hailed as a hero by one shopkeeper, who heard him tell the would-be robbers that they would have to get through him to get to the goods.
It is thought they took a swing at the guard, before fleeing in a car.
Andrew Smith Jewellers in West Malling High Street
It is the second time the luxury retailer has been robbed in just four months.
Two masked men armed with an axe stormed the store and stole a large amount of jewellery on Friday, August 9.
A CCTV image showed a staff member threatened by a man wearing a plastic protective suit and yellow gloves before leaving in a getaway car waiting outside.
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