The Jewelry Insider

August 12, 2009

Robbers stole $65 million worth of jewelry and watches in one of the biggest diamond jewelry robberies in British history.

Scotland Yard reports two men wearing suits walked into Graff jewelers on swanky New Bond Street last Thursday and stole 43 items worth $65 million, including diamond earrings, necklaces, rings and watches.

As they left the store, they briefly took a staff member hostage and fired two shots as they made their getaway. No one was injured, Scotland Yard said.

“Following the release of CCTV (closed-circuit television) images of two men they want to speak to, officers are currently following up a number of inquiries,” a spokesman said.

“A 50-year-old man was arrested for robbery on August 10th in connection with the incident outside a residential address in Ilford.”

Among the items stolen were a pair of white round diamond double hoop earrings, a yellow diamond flower necklace, platinum white Marquise diamond ring and a Chronograph men’s 45mm watch.

Police said it was a ‘well-planned robbery” conducted by “extremely dangerous” men.

Graff was also targeted in 2003 in what until now was reportedly Britain’s previous most expensive jewelery robbery, worth $35 million.

Stars spotted wearing Graff’s jewels include Paris Hilton, Kylie Minogue, Naomi Campbell, Oprah Winfrey and Victoria Beckham.

More Jewelry News

Leave A Comment

Add New Comment