The Flying Squad has been brought into investigate a “huge” robbery at London's iconic jewellery district Hatton Garden.
Police were called in this morning (April 7) after a burgulary took place over the weekend.
Around 300 safety deposit boxes are reported to have been taken in the heist.
Although police have not named the company that was affected, reports have named Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd. Police and forensics teams have been photographed coming in and out of the premises today.
It is thought the robbers gained access through the lift shafts.
Jeweller Thelma West tweeted that the “loss is huge”.
Robbery at one of the biggest safe deposits in Hatton Garden over the Easter weekend. The loss is HUGE #diamonds— Thelma West (@ThelmaWest) April 7, 2015
The Metropolitan Police said the Flying Squad was on the case, and detectives were on the scene today.
“It appears that heavy cutting equipment has been used to get into a vault at the address, and a number of safety deposit boxes have been broken into,” the police statement added. “Enquiries are ongoing.”
Police have urged anyone with any information to contact Crimestoppers – anonymously - on 0800 555 111 or call the Flying Squad directly on 020 8785 8655.