A group of suspected thieves have been arrested 12 hours after a smash and grab at the exclusive Dorchester Hotel early yesterday morning (July 10).
Three men and a woman were arrested yesterday afternoon at an address in King's Cross after three men smashed their way through the five-star Park Lane hotel's front door at around 2:20am then smashed open three display cabinets and stole watches and jewellery.
They then fled the scene on mopeds driven by three others.
Detectives from the Met's Flying Squad launched an investigation and arrested the group of four at 2:30pm.
They were taken to a central London police station where they remain in custody.
One of the men, in his 20s, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to handle stolen good.
A man in his 50s, another in his 20s and a woman believed to be around 50-years-old were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to handle stolen goods.
Enquiries are continuing to find out if there is a link between this robbery and a similar one at the Dorchester exactly a month before on June 10 when £50,000 of watches and jewellery were stolen in a smash and grab. No arrests were made after that robbery.