Shocking moment thieves storm Currys PC World and tear gadgets off shelves

28 February 2020, 10:46

The brazen thieves did not even attempt to hide their faces
The brazen thieves did not even attempt to hide their faces. Picture: Facebook

By Ewan Somerville

A group of shameless thugs have been filmed tearing apart a Currys PC World store in front of frightened shoppers and staff.

A horrified shopper captured the moment the three men marched into the branch in Sevenoaks Way, Orpington, Greater London, and began ripping brand new laptops off their stands.

In the footage, the young group, who appear only to be in their 20s, go on the rampage while staff stand helpless.

One of the men can be heard shouting he would kill anyone who stands in his way.

They make no attempt to hide their faces then walk out of the store in large coats with their arms brimming with stolen gadgets, while multiple security alarms blare in the background.

The member of the public who filmed the astonishing seen posted it to Facebook page Orpington Gossip, where it has attracted more than 380,000 views, 2,600 comments and 7,500 shares.

**Warning: the video below contains strong language**

Currys Sevenoaks Way Orpington

Posted by Orpington Gossip on Thursday, 27 February 2020

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: Police were called shortly after 10:00hrs on Wednesday, 26 February to reports of a theft from commercial premises on Sevenoaks Way in Orpington.

“Officers attended and were informed that three suspects had stolen mobile telephones and electrical equipment.

“There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.”

A spokeswoman for Currys PCWorld said: “We experienced a robbery on Wednesday February 26 at our Orpington Currys PC World store.

“The safety of our colleagues and customers is of paramount importance and we're thankful no-one was injured. The store is open to customers as normal. We're working with police to support their investigations.”