This is the horrifying moment a machete-wielding gang on mopeds stole thousands of pounds worth of watches as they raided a luxury store today. The gang used a moped to smash through the glass front door of the Chronext store on Fleet Street in the City of London at about 11am. Shocking footage shows one member of the gang waving a huge samurai sword while two others brandish a knife and iron bars.
Further thieves were said to have been inside the store smashing the cabinets and grabbing lots of watches and stuffing them into bags. Witnesses claimed the criminals jumped on their scooters and punched the air in victory before driving off towards the law courts nearby.
No one has been arrested following the incident. Police are currently battling an epidemic of moped-related crime in the capital. More than 8,000 offences were carried out by criminals on mopeds in London last year. The figure is 16 times what is was five years before ago.
Thugs favour the bikes because they are easy to get away on and, if they remove their helmets, police can be reluctant to chase them in case the criminals are hurt.
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