Thieves armed with a hammer and a machete are being hunted by police after a "high value" smash and grab raid at a jewellery store in Westminster .

Police were called at around 7.18pm on Monday (October 9) following reports of a smash and grab raid at a store in Regent Street.

Officers attended and found the location of the incident to be a jewellery store.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "At this early stage, we believe this has been committed by six suspects who were riding three mopeds.

"Some of them were armed with a machete and a hammer.

"They entered the premises and smashed cabinets, stealing a high value of goods before escaping.

"There have been no reports of any injuries."

Police are appealing for information about a smash and grab raid in Regent Street

One of the mopeds was abandoned at the scene.

After leaving the scene, one of the mopeds carrying the suspects was involved in a collision on Oxford Street.

The suspects who were on that moped were then picked up before all six fled on a single remaining moped.

Police are yet to make any arrests, whilst officers from Westminster CID investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101. Alternatively contact crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111, or visit

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