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Jewellers raided at Lakeside shopping centre
A WOMAN has been injured in a raid on a jewellers at Lakeside Shopping Centre.
The gang of three men, wielding a knife and an axe and dressed in dark hoodies and scarves, targeted Goldsmiths just before 10.30am today [July 19].
They forced staff to hand over three Rolex watches, before jumping into a black Audi hatchback and making off.
A search of the area was conducted by armed police and the police helicopter. The suspects car was found abandoned on Grifon Road.
One female member of staff at Goldsmiths sustained injuries to her hand in the terrifying attack, but the injuries were minor and she did not require treatment.
A spokeswoman for Aurum Holdings, the group that own the Goldsmiths chain, said: "Our store teams are clearly shaken by the robbery and we will continue to support and care for them whilst also assisting the police in their investigation. "
Police are urging anyone with information of the robbery to contact detectives at Grays police station on 101.