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Selfridges robbery: Second man charged over raid

  • 12 June 2013
  • From the section London
The scene of a smash and grab robbery in Selfridges,
Police said watches worth an estimated £1m were stolen in the raid

A second man has been charged over an armed smash-and-grab raid at London's Selfridges department store.

A six-strong gang dressed in burkas used axes to smash glass cabinets and take luxury watches worth £1m.

Sam Curtin, 24 from Islington, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and aggravated vehicle taking.

An alleged accomplice, Connor Groake, 19, also from Islington, has appeared in court over the same charges in connection to last week's raid.

He appeared before Lavender Hill magistrates and was remanded in custody until 21 June when he will appear at Kingston Crown Court.

The raid on the Oxford Street store happened at 20:30 BST last Thursday.

The gang used the religious garments to disguise themselves and the tools they were carrying during the raid, police said.

The force added that the group fled the shop on one moped, two motorbikes and in a black BMW estate.

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