Spencer Matthews hid in vault as moped gang armed with machetes stormed

“If that isn’t luck, then I don’t know what is,” Mr Matthews said.The socialite revealed that he was in the shop with his son young son Theodore just days ago, saying that he will “think twice” before taking him anywhere with any valuable goods again.”London in particular is dangerous at the moment,” he added. The battered displays at The Hour HouseCredit:Spencer Matthews/Instagram A spokeswoman for the Met Police said: “Police were called at 10:32hrs on Tuesday, 28 May following reports of a smash and grab at a jewellery store in Duke Street W1.“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.” The battered displays at The Hour House Police outside The Hour House on Duke Street Moped gang armed with machetes storm luxury West End watch shop as customers hide in vault Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He added: “These guys drive a scooter through the glass and start battering the shop with hammers, big huge hammers, wearing helmets.“We’re in the back of the shop looking at them, sprint downstairs, hide in the vault until all the noise passes. Come upstairs and the place is just battered. All the watches gone.”Mr Matthews – whose sister-in-law is Pippa Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister – was visiting the shop to pick up a vintage Rolex Daytona Zenith stainless steel watch, which ended up being the only watch not stolen in the raid, he claimed. Police outside The Hour House on Duke StreetCredit:Isabel Infantes/PA Moped gang armed with machetes storm luxury West End watch shop as customers hide in vault Paul Starck, a 43-year-old Thames Valley fire service engineer, was driving near the shop when he saw the group launch their attack, prompting him to call the police.As a result, he was targeted by one of the men who banged a machete against his car window, smashing the glass into his eye.”He was trying to get through the window at me because he knew I was on the phone to police. I’ve never been so scared in my life. He had no care in the world, the chap,” Mr Starck said.Another witness, who did not want to be named, said one member of the group rammed the front door of the shop with a scooter and then two others started banging a second door with sledgehammers.He said that one of the armed men then started chased him, adding: “It’s not every day you come to work expecting someone to come at you with a machete.” Scotland Yard last night confirmed that they had arrested three men on suspicion of armed robbery and that they are currently being held in custody at a north London police station. Customers were forced to lock themselves inside a jewellers vault after moped raiders armed with machetes attacked a luxury Marylebone watch store.The Hour House on Duke Street was targeted yesterday morning by a group of five men who smashed the front window and reportedly stole between £400,000 to £500,000 worth of goods.Before driving off the attackers targeted passersby, according to eyewitnesses, with one getting glass in his eye after his car window was smashed in.Reality TV star Spencer Matthews, who found fame on Made in Chelsea, was inside the shop with two friends when the raid started.”I just had to hide in a safe. More like a vault downstairs while this watch shop The Hour House on Duke Street got smashed to pieces by armed robbers,” he posted on Instagram.

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