A gang of armed robbers reportedly made off with jewelry worth approximately $232,600 during a Christmas Day raid on the Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge store in London, London newspapers reported.
According to reports, it was feared that up to $7.2 million was stolen but the store’s managing director told I>The Guardian newspaper that the figure was approximately $232,600. Three men burst in to the London department store at about 3.40am and tied up a 30-year-old security guard, Scotland Yard reported, according to The Guardian.
The guard was not hurt The Daily Mail of London reports, and the gang ransacked the store’s jewelry department.
Harvey Nichols is one of London’s most famous stores and was a favorite for TV Ab Fab characters Patsy and Edina. Diana, Princess of Wales, was also a frequent customer and the store is believed to sell millions of dollars worth of jewelry every year.
It is known to display top name brands such as Cartier, Gucci, and Rolex watches and items by top designers such as David Morris and Milan-based Rinaldo Gavello.
Police reportedly searched the premises because it was thought the robbers might still be on the premises but there was no trace of anyone.