Thieves steal £2 million in cash and jewellery in raid on Knightsbridge home

Tom Powell

This was the moment a pair of brazen thieves carried a safe containing millions of pounds worth of cash and jewellery away from a Knightsbridge home after a Christmas Eve raid.

Police have launched an appeal after struggling to track down the suspects, whose total haul was valued at more than £2 million.

CCTV footage shows three men walking along a paved area in the upmarket west London district at 7.45 on the evening of the theft.

The same camera then catches two men coming back the same way over an hour later, struggling under the weight of what appears to be a huge safe.

Three men can be seen walking towards the house on the evening of the burglary (Met police)

With both arms wrapped around the box, they manage to carry it past several luxury cars and towards the road.

Another camera captures the men, both dressed in jeans and coats, drop the safe for a moment’s rest before continuing onwards.

The CCTV footage of the burglary was played on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme on March 6.

Two men can be seen struggling to carry what appears to be a safe (Met Police)

A Met spokesman said there had not yet been any arrests in relation to the incident.

They said: “Police were called at approximately 09:25hrs on Wednesday, 28 December to a report of a residential burglary in Kensington and Chelsea.

“It is beleived that the burglary took place between 19:40 and 21:00 on 24 December 2016.

“A large amount of cash, watches and jewellery was stolen valued at more than £2m.”

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Sean Lyons on 0208 2460311.

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