Robbery at Goldsmiths in Lakeside
Date posted: 19-07-2012
Detectives are this afternoon hunting for three men who stole several designer watches from a shop inside Lakeside Shopping Centre.
The armed robbery happened when they entered Goldsmiths shortly before 10:30am and threatened staff with a knife and axe forcing them to hand over a number of Rolex watches.
The three men then ran out of the shop and drove off in a black Audi hatchback. A female member of staff sustained minor hand injuries during the attack, but did not require any treatment from paramedics.
The assailants were wearing dark clothing, hoodies and scarves.
A search of the area was conducted by armed police, supporting by their colleagues from the Air Support Unit. The car was then found abandoned on nearby Grifon Road.
Anyone with information in connection with this robbery is urged to contact detectives at Grays police station on 101.
ROBBERS have struck at Goldsmiths jewellers at Lakeside.
The raid happened at just after 10.30 am this morning (Thursday).
YT understands that a number of men entered Goldsmiths armed with axes.
More to follow.