£110k of goods stolen in armed raid on boutique

Friday, 15th November 2019 — By Samantha Booth

Celiine raid car

The car used by suspects in the Mayfair robbery

TWO security workers at a Mayfair fashion boutique were threatened by armed men in a smash-and-grab raid.

Detectives are now appealing for the public’s help to identify the vehicle that was used by the suspects – a silver S-Type Jaguar – which was rammed into the front door of Celine.

Police were called to the designer store in Mount Street at 2am on October 30.

Four men threatened the staff with a knife and a shotgun before stealing more than £110,000 of designer goods.

The Met police said the getaway car travelled along St John’s Wood Road and Park Road.

Detective Constable Kevin Parley, of the Flying Squad, said: “I am asking for anyone who works in the fashion industry, who may have been offered a number of Celine designer goods for sale but is unable to account properly for where they have come from, to also contact police.

“This was an abhorrent crime that involved a group of men, armed with weapons, threatening serious violence to two unarmed security staff before stealing goods that they had no right at all to take.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Flying Squad on 020 8785 8655 or 101 with reference CAD 532/30Oct19

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