An armed robbery has gone down in Brent Cross shopping centre. Watch the videos for CCTV and camera-phone images.
According to BBC news, six people entered Brent Cross at around 10.30 this morning on three motorbikes, with axes and guns. If the buzz on Twitter has any truth in it, they robbed a Fraser Hart jewellery store, and were in and out in minutes.
A section of the shopping centre has also apparently been closed off to the public, while the rest is still open.
It’s not confirmed yet whether or not they they got away with anything, as they apparently dropped their haul, but the police are already on their job and on the lookout.
Here are some early reactions from people on twitter
did I acc just watch a motorbike robbery go down in BRENT CROSS
— Jack (@Rack_Jay) November 6, 2012
This is the most exciting this to happen at Brent Cross since Bill Goldberg and Katie Price did an book signing at WH Smiths.
— Alex Berni (@alexberni23) November 6, 2012
Brent cross security aren't used to anything more serious than prams on escalators
— Azhar Mirza (@azharuddinmirza) November 6, 2012
was there really an armed robbery with motorbikes in Brent cross? Sounds like somebody's dream…
— Chuck (@Trey_Ball10) November 6, 2012
So I'm hearing. Some armed robbers rolled up on motorbikes & robbed Fraser Hart in Brent Cross. They must think this is Nigeria.
— Abii x (@abi_otuks) November 6, 2012
Sounds like something out of the Italian Job or Grand Theft Auto, and I’m not quite sure where these guys thought they were. Bet they’re feeling pretty stupid if it is true that they didn’t actually get away with the stuff they nicked.
All I know is, this kind of thing rarely ever happens in England, strangely exciting.