Shocking moment brazen motorbike-riding thieves raid jewellery shop on yet another day in ‘Wild West Britain’
- Police were called to the daylight robbery of the Gold Bulwellion in Bulwell
This is the shocking moment brazen motorbike-riding thieves raided a jewellery shop before driving off.
Police were called to the robbery of the Gold Bulwellion on Commercial Road, Bulwell, at around 3.40pm on September 8.
Several items on display were stolen during the raid which was carried out by two men, aged 29 and 38, wearing bike helmets and black outfits.
Police today released a statement saying that both men have been arrested on suspicion of robbery.
Dramatic footage shows one man aggressively pulling on the shop window as the other remains on the motorbike while revving up the engine.
Brazen motorbike-riding thieves (pictured) raided a jewellery shop in Bulwell before driving off
Dramatic footage shows one man aggressively pulling on the shop window as the other remains on the motorbike
The first man can then be seen grabbing the items and stuffing them into a backpack while members of the public shout out in horror.
Other passers by can be seen near the raid, with one man appearing to push a wheelie bin towards the thieves.
The pair can then be seen getting ready to escape on their bike with the stolen items stashed in their bag.
The scene was cordoned off by police after the incident and forensics were called, according to Nottinghamshire Live.
The robbery comes days after claims that shopkeepers are being forced to defend stores themselves as police ‘no longer treat shoplifting as a crime’ amid a rise in thefts, according to retail chiefs.
Asda chairman Lord Stuart Rose said that the offence has effectively been ‘decriminalised’ thanks to a lack of action, and echoed calls by the boss of Tesco for more to be done to protect staff from attacks.
Police were called to the robbery of the Gold Bulwellion on Commercial Road, Bulwell, at around 3.40pm on September 8
Asda chairman Lord Stuart Rose said last night that the offence has effectively been ‘decriminalised’ thanks to a lack of action, and echoed calls by the boss of Tesco for more to be done to protect staff from attacks.
He also blamed complacent authorities which he said have ‘allowed’ lawlessness to thrive.
In a statement issued today about the robbery, Nottinghamshire Police said: ‘Police investigating a robbery at a high street jewellers have arrested two suspects.
‘A pair of offenders used a circular saw to smash a window at Gold Bulwellion, in Commercial Road, Bulwell, at around 3.40pm on Friday.
‘They then filled a bag with jewellery before fleeing the scene on a motorcycle.’
Detective Sergeant Al Prentice, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: ‘This was a brazen robbery on a popular local business so I am pleased two suspects have been arrested.
‘We understand the impact this sort of incident can have on businesses, both financially and emotionally for the staff involved.
‘Our investigation remains ongoing and we want to speak to anyone who witnessed what happened, or has any information which could help.
‘Anyone who has any relevant CCTV, dashcam or Ring doorbell footage should contact officers on 101, quoting incident number 489 of 8 September 2023.’
In a previous statement, Detective Inspector Gareth Harding, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: ‘We are still at a very early stage in the investigation and would like to hear from anyone with any information about what happened.
‘Residents should expect to see a large police presence in the area this evening but we do not believe there is any wider threat to the public.’
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