Burglars smash into Michael Kors store and grab handbags in raid caught on CCTV

Police have releasedCCTV showing a moped gang making off with designer handbags after stealing them from a shop. The thieves can be seen breaking into the Michael Kors store in Chelsea, west London, and emerging clutching several bags each.

 

They then ride off, with the whole incident taking place over less than 60 seconds. The incident happened on Duke of York Square just before midnight on February 20, police said. One man can be seen throwing a brick at a window before he and four others try to kick the door down, while others wait on mopeds.

 

One of the men drops some handbags as they ride off – with another brazen thief halting his own getaway to scoop them up. Police said they escaped along Kings Road.

 

Six people were arrested after the incident, but only one, a 23-year-old man, was charged with burglary. The other five were released without charge, the Met said.

 

Officers are working to establish whether the same gang was responsible for a similar burglary at Oxford Street’s House of Fraser on October 26.

 

Detective constable Sam Weller said: ‘We are appealing to the public to help us identify this gang. They are responsible for the theft of designer handbags and we would urge anyone with information to contact us.’

 

Anyone with information can contact Kensington and Chelsea CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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