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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ice Ice Baby - Burglars Rob De Beers

Around 10 o'clock on Saturday night, burglars broke into the De Beers and Omega stores at London's swanky Royal Exchange and made off with booty estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, including handfuls of diamond rings, bracelets and necklaces.

The alarm at nearby jewellers Tiffany & Co also went off although it is not believed any goods were stolen from that store.

A security guard working the scene said, "We've been told that at about 10 p.m. last night, a BMW turned up at the back entrance, four men jumped out and managed to get inside the building somehow," adding, "'At the moment we don't know how much has been taken, but with the price of some of the stuff inside these shops, just a few items could easily run up to a very, very large amount." Saturday's robbery is the latest in a string of robberies across the city targeting high-end jewelry stores and designer shops.

Shops raided in the past include Gucci, Cartier, Tod's, Chanel and Mulberry. Other Tiffany and De Beers branches have also been raided.

Last year, robbers stole £40million worth of jewellery from Graff Diamonds in London's Mayfair district.

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  1. At least the thieves have some sophistication to their crime. Artful cat burglars with good taste.

  2. Now that's living!