Police responding to a robbery this morning at Brent Cross shopping centre have arrested five men.
Officers were called to the smash and grab raid at around 02:30hrs on Wednesday, 4 May.
A group of at least a dozen suspects had smashed windows and stolen items from Goldsmiths Jewellers as well as attempting to steal items from Ernest Jones jewellers in the shopping centre.
The suspects made off from the scene on foot and on pedal cycles.
A search of the area was conducted by officers, with the support of police dogs and a helicopter.
Five men, aged in their 20s and 30s, have been arrested and taken to a north London police station where they remain in custody.
A quantity of jewellery and watches was recovered, in addition to weapons including sledge hammers and pick axes.
Enquiries continue to identify and apprehend the remaining suspects and to recover outstanding stolen property.
Inspector Fifi Gulam-Husen of Barnet police said: “The public should be reassured that Met officers respond rapidly around the clock to tackle crime across London. This morning’s arrests demonstrate our determination to act with speed, intelligence and tenacity to catch criminals and to keep Londoners safe.”
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