VIDEO: Axe-Wielding Motorcycle Gang Robs Mall Jewelry Store

London police released security footage of the daring robbery in hopes of finding culprits.

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A gang of six leather-clad motorcyclists wielding axes rode into a London shopping mall Tuesday, robbed a jewelry store, and rode off into the day, or at least into another section of the mall, the BBC reports.

London police released security camera footage of the robbery in hopes of finding the culprits, who stole approximately $3.2 million worth of watches and jewelry, according to the BBC. The six men rode up to the second-floor jewelry store about 15 minutes after it opened, and smashed glass display cases containing Rolex and Cartier watches. The video shows the motorcyclists smashing the store's windows and the glass railing with axes during the robbery.

No one was hurt in the process, although several of the mall's stores pulled down their security gates as it occurred.

London authorities found the motorcycles, which had been stripped of plates, abandoned on a golf course about fifteen minutes after the heist. They believe the same gang may be responsible for a similar robbery of a pawn shop the following day. No arrests have yet been made, but authorities hope the released video will help in the search for the culprits.

"We are appealing to anyone who may have seen the sequence of events at the shopping center, which had only just opened its doors to its first shoppers only moments before, and to anyone who may have seen the three motorbikes being driven from Brent Cross to Mill Hill," said Detective Superintendent Mark Strugnell.

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