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London: Watch incredible moment man tackles machete-waving thief after city centre jewellery heist

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London: Watch incredible moment man tackles machete-waving thief after city centre jewellery heist

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By @ShaunyNews Via: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/watch-incredible-moment-man-tackles-5030706#rlabs=5

Check this amazing scene. A Watches and Diamonds shop was raided and some guy just jumped on the back of the thief with the machete, unreal!! #Hero

A HAVE-A-GO hero risks his life as he tackles a machete-wielding thief following a raid on a jewellery store. The incredible footage shows the brave city worker jumping on the back of one of the helmet wearing thugs in front of stunned lunchtime shoppers in London. But as the brave worker tries to rugby tackle the robber he is met with a two-foot machete before the thug escapes on foot. The drama occurred outside the upmarket Carr Watches and Diamonds store in Liverpool Street at 2.30pm yesterday and was captured by a passer-by with a camera phone.

The city worker who bravely tried to wrestle the robber to the ground denied being a hero. Speaking exclusively to our sister paper the Daily Mirror the man who wishes to remain anonymous said: “There’s no hero, there’s been a robbery. Someone’s come in and swung at us. It’s been very traumatic.” The robber was part of a gang armed with sledgehammers and a machete that carried out the broad daylight raid on the luxury shop.

Via Mail Online

A police officer is also threatened with the machete when he confronts the raiders, who had used a concrete slab to smash a toughened glass door before breaking glass cases to steal watches worth thousands of pounds. Armed police rushed to the scene and one man was arrested, but two other suspects are still on the run. A City of London Police spokesman said: “We were called at 14.34 on Thursday to reports of a smash and grab in progress at a jewellers in Liverpool Street. “Officers attended to find three men on two mopeds outside the jewellers. An officer at the scene was threatened with a machete when he confronted the group. “Officers followed the suspects to a car park in Gravel Lane where one was arrested. The machete has also been recovered. Armed officers also attended. “The group used sledgehammers to smash windows of the jewellers. A sledgehammer has been recovered. There are no reports of any injuries at this time. Two men remain outstanding.”

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