Shoppers at Selfridges last night must have had quite the scare. News reports this morning, and a confirmation on Selfridges twitter page, tell the story of a late night raid on the store. Apparently, a group of men invaded the store at 8:30pm as shoppers were still browsing the shop floor. Various reports on twitter tells us that the men were wielding axes and other weapons as they smashed glass cabinets and attempted to run off with expensive jewellery and watches. We say “attempted” as some good Samaritans stopped two of the thieves dead in their tracks and these two are now held in custody.
Sadly, this is not the first time that Selfridges has been targeted with a “smash and grab” robbery. It was just September 2012 when a group of men robbed Selfridges Manchester and made off with nearly £1 million in valuables.
At this point we are just happy to hear that no one was injured last night in this idiotic crime.