Watch the moment burglars slither into jewellery store before stealing £300,000 worth of gold

12 November 2019, 11:19 | Updated: 12 November 2019, 12:17

EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

WATCH the moment two masked burglars slide out of a cupboard into a jewellery store before stealing more than £300,000 worth of gold.

Detectives investigating the burglary of a jewellery store on Lee High Road in Lewisham, have released CCTV as they appeal for information to help identify the suspects and locate the stolen property.

The footage appears to show to masked men slithering out of a cupboard and stretching out before ransacking several display units and loading their loot into bags.

A Met Police spokeswoman said the pair entered the premises through the wall from a neighbouring property.

The burglars appear to stretch out
The burglars appear to stretch out. Picture: PA

Scotland Yard told LBC News the burglary took place during the night of Sunday, 10 February into Monday, 11 February.

The thieves stole a large quantity of Asian gold worth in excess of £300,000.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward
Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Picture: Met Police

Investigating officer Detective Constable Leisa Johnson, of the Met’s Flying Squad, said: “A significant quantity of distinctive items of jewellery was taken during this offence and those pieces will have been offered to someone.

“Do you recognise any of the items? Have you been offered Asian gold for sale in other than normal circumstances? If you have any information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, please contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, or Tweet @MetCC, quoting 3203438/19.

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