Detectives appeal for witnesses to attempted smash-and-grab at Westfield Stratford City
Detectives from the Flying Squad have appealed for witnesses to an attempted smash-and-grab at Westfield Stratford City after comments about the incident were posted on a social networking site.
Men armed with axes and hammers were seen approaching a ground-floor jewellers and smashing its window just after midnight on September 5, and were arrested at the scene before any goods were stolen.
Investigating officer detective constable Kevin Parley, from the Flying Squad, said although five people had been charged in connection with the incident, police were continuing to call for anyone with information to come forward.
He said: "We know there was talk on social media networks following the incident from people who had seen what happened - we would ask those witnesses to please come forward and contact us."
Anyone with information is asked to call DC Parley on 07771 976557.