Armed moped gang raid luxury watch shop in London’s West End

Moped-riding armed robbers have targeted a luxury watch shop in London’s West End.

Footage on social media showed the smashed front window of The Hour House, in Duke Street, near Oxford Street, with an abandoned moped lying on its side on the pavement.

The Metropolitan Police Twitter account for Westminster @MPSWestminster said that officers were called at around 10.32am on Tuesday.

Duke Street raid
Duke Street raid

A series of tweets read: “A number of males armed with weapons are reported to have driven to the premises on mopeds and smashed a window before stealing goods and fleeing.

“Officers attended, including specialist firearms colleagues.

“A man aged in his 30s has been treated by LAS for an eye injury sustained after the shop window was smashed.

“At this stage there have been no arrests.

“Inquiries continue.

“Anyone who has information that could assist police is asked to call 101 ref CAD 2222/28 May.”