Westminster Police Borough Commander Peter Ayling has reached out to businesses to reassure them they are safe after a series of "smash and grab" raids .

Over the course of a month, gangs of thieves on mopeds have smashed into luxury stores in and around Bond Street and stolen high end merchandise worth £320,000.

The burglars targeted Fendi, Prada, Miu Miu, Mulberry, Hugo Boss and Browns outlets in six separate late-night raids in a month, each lasting just a few minutes.

Chief Superintendent Peter Ayling, Borough Commander for Westminster said: "I would like to reassure businesses in Westminster and across central London that we are doing everything we can to find and arrest the culprits involved in these commercials burglaries.

"They have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to stores on top of the high value items that have been stolen.

"We have a committed team of expert investigators reviewing many hours of CCTV footage and exploring forensic opportunities.

Suspects on mopeds pull up to high end boutiques in and around Bond Street and have stolen hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of handbags, purses and clothing

"Both high visibility and covert patrols are taking place in and around the areas where these gangs have been shown to operate.

"Through our excellent working relationships with businesses and stores in the area we are working hard to prevent further offences.

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"These brazen criminals will find their luck runs out soon and they will be brought to justice."

During the Prada incident on September 21, a security guard aged in his 60s was beaten over the head and back.

Westminster police believe the raids are linked but have not yet made any arrests.

The high-value goods were all taken in just one month, with the Fendi store in Bond Street being targeted on September 5.

As many as seven thieves smashed a glass front door to steal what was thought to be more than £200,000 of handbags and purses in a three-minute raid between 12.15am and 12.18am.

A gang of five suspects are thought to have stolen more than £100,000 of handbags from Prada in Old Bond Street on September 21, between 3.45am and 3.48am.

Police were also called at 1.50am on September 25 after two mopeds and a motorbike were spotted outside designer clothing shop Miu Miu in New Bond Street.

Despite causing significant damage to the outside of the premises, the gang had not managed to steal any goods and fled by the time police arrived.

The following day (September 26), thieves smashed the windows of the Hugo Boss store in New Bond Street and took around £10,000 of goods.

Police were called to the scene at around 2.51am and when they arrived the robbers had fled but they dropped some items on the floor. The store alarm could be heard sounding.

It is believed eight suspects made their escape on four mopeds.

On September 27, Browns Ltd in South Molton Street was targeted by a group of up to four men on scooters, who forced a large rear door open and took around £10,000 of goods.

They made off in the direction of Oxford Street at around 12.20am following a two-minute raid.

The latest raid, on Mulberry in New Bond Street on October 2, involved suspects on three mopeds attacking the windows with what appears to have been a claw hammer.

Despite their efforts, they were unable to gain access to the store and fled shortly after 12.20am.

Anyone with information is asked to call Westminster CID on 07500 766 462 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet information to police via @MetCC .

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