Page last updated at 17:22 GMT, Monday, 7 September 2009 18:22 UK

Arrests over 350k watch robbery

Graff Jewellers
The raid happened near Graff, where gems worth 40m were taken

Two men have been arrested in connection with a smash-and-grab raid at a central London jewellers in which watches worth £350,000 were stolen.

On 5 September thieves on motorbikes smashed the front window of Ernest Jones on South Molton Street in the West End and stole about 40 watches.

Two 19-year-old men from Islington have been arrested over the raid, which was carried out with sledgehammers.

They have both been given bail and told to return in October.

The robbery happened metres from where Britain's biggest jewel raid took place at Graff Jewellers in New Bond Street.

Seven people have been charged over that robbery in which items valued at £40m were stolen on 6 August.

The haul in the Ernest Jones robbery included watches made by Rolex and Breitling, worth thousands of pounds each.

Print Sponsor

Thieves grab jewels in shop raid
05 Sep 09 |  London
16,500 watches stolen from store
16 Mar 09 |  London

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific