Shocking moment moped thieves smash their way into chemist with a concrete post then help themselves to £5,000 of Armani, Dior and Givenchy fragrances from the perfume counter
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A brazen gang of moped thieves who cleared out the perfume counter at a high street chemist are being hunted by police.
The four came prepared with shopping bags on two mopeds and used a concrete post to smash their way in a north London Boots undeterred by passengers getting off night buses.
The four wearing crash helmets then smashed the glass display cabinets to help themselves to £5,000 worth of the fragrances.
They filled their bags with bottles of aftershave and perfumes from YSL, Armani, Hugo Boss, Paco Rabanne, Givenchy, Diesel, Dior, Lacoste, DKNY, Davidoff, Cerruti and CK One smellies.
The gang then fled on their mopeds after the early morning raid last Thursday.
Scotland yard said: “Detectives in Barnet are appealing for information and have released CCTV following a burglary in Temple Fortune.
The thieves help themselves to thousands of pounds worth of perfume and aftershave
“Police were called at 1.30am on Thursday, 26 April to reports of a burglary at Boots the Chemists, Finchley Road, Temple Fortune.
“Over £5,000 worth of aftershave and perfume was stolen.
“At 1.25am four suspects riding two dark coloured mopeds pulled up outside the chemist.
“They were carrying large shopping bags and one of them carried a large cement post.
Four individuals wearing crash helmets were filmed on CCTV following daring bike raid
“One of the suspects used the post to smash open the front door of the chemist.
“Once broken, all four suspects entered the store, smashed the glass display cabinets and filled their bags with brands such as YSL, Armani, Hugo Boss, Paco Rabanne, Givenchy, Diesel, Dior, Lacoste, DKNY, Davidoff, Cerruti and CK One.
“The suspects then made off on their mopeds.”
Detective Constable Kim Louey from Barnet’s Major Crime Unit said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have seen these suspects.
“We know from CCTV, drivers and buses were operating at the time of the offence, with passengers getting off the bus as the suspects loaded up their mopeds with the goods.”
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