Five Men Convicted After £300,000 Daytime Jewelry Shop Raid in Birmingham

Five men have been convicted of carrying out a daytime raid in March 2022 at a Birmingham jewelers, in which jewelry worth nearly £300,000 was taken, the West Midland’s Police said.

Police said three of the men, armed with sledgehammers, went inside the jewelers, “smashing their way into two display cabinets, and began stashing jewellery in bags while the fourth man remained in [a vehicle] and a fifth man acted as ‘crowd control’ waving an axe at witnesses.”

Police released video showing the dramatic raid, including CCTV footage recorded from the jewelers and mobile phone footage taken by members of the public.

The five men were found guilty on February 22, of conspiracy to rob and possessing an offensive weapon following a four-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court. The men are set to be sentenced next month, police said. Credit: West Midlands Police via Storyful

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