Detectives are appealing for witnesses after suspects on a motorbike and a scooter targeted a jewellery shop in Epping.
Police were contacted at 11.10am today, Thursday March 2, with reports four men – two on a motorbike and two on a scooter – rode up to Victoria Jewellers in High Street and smashed the front window using a baseball bat and a sledgehammer.
They stole one diamond ring, three Cartier watches and two Rolex watches before driving off in the direction of Harlow.
No-one was injured.
All four suspects were described as being slim and thought to be aged in their 20s.
They were riding a black motorcycle and a black or grey Lambretta.
The motorbike rider was about 6ft tall and wore blue jeans and a dark hooded jacket. The passenger wore black jogging bottoms with a grey stripe down the leg, a black or grey hooded top and a mask.
The scooter rider wore a black jacket, grey and black jogging bottoms and a grey crash helmet. His pillion passenger wore a black hooded top, yellow gloves, blue trainers and a black bandana.
Detectives want to speak to witnesses or anyone who captured footage or images of the incident and suspects on their phones.
Contact Loughton CID on 101. Alternatively, contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.