Selfridges Oxford Street; Watch raiders seized by passers by
Two people were arrested on Thursday night following an attempted smash-and-grab robbery at Selfridges department store in central London. The incident took place at about 8.30pm half an hour before the store was due to close at 9pm. A special beauty event was being held, according to the store's Twitter feed.
Matthew Carrozo, from east London, saw two men being apprehended by police shortly after the raid. The 28-year-old was having a drink with a friend outside the Draft House pub at the corner of Goodge Street and Charlotte Street when he heard the sound of a moped crashing. He said he then saw a man run out from a nearby pizza restaurant and pin down one of the two people who were riding on the vehicle.
"Someone noticed a bag had fallen off the moped and that it had opened and a bunch a watches fell out," he said. "The duffel bag was full of watches and jewellery."