Video shows moment police raid Chiswick opticians - catching alleged burglars in the act

This is the dramatic moment when police stormed an opticians in Chiswick, West London, catching two balaclava-clad men red-handed during an alleged burglary. The footage shows the pair smashing the glass door of the Eye Studio Opticians and stepping inside to seemingly start filling bags with stolen goods.

However, their illicit operation was cut short as police officers burst into the shop, tasers aimed and ordering the men to get on the floor. The whole scene was captured on a Ring doorbell camera.

Scotland Yard has confirmed that the duo are now behind bars awaiting trial following the raid which took place at the end of April. A spokesperson for the Met Police stated: "On Tuesday 30th April at 04:22 hours, police were called to Chiswick High Road, W4, to reports of people smashing up a shop at the location."

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They added: "On police arrival, it was believed that a burglary had occurred and two males were detained inside the location."

The spokesperson further confirmed: "Two males were arrested at the location for the offence of burglary. Both males were charged and were remanded in custody awaiting trial."

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