An axe-wielding scooter gang tried to smash their way into a jewellery store on Fenchurch Street this morning.
The masked gang of three tried to break giant panes of glass in the display windows at the Mappin & Webb store in the City at 10am. The robbers threatened to attack a passerby, who tried to intervene to stop them, with an axe before speeding off on their scooters.
The gang failed to steal any items from the store and nobody was hurt.
A City of London Police spokesman said: “We were called at 10.07am to a report of an attempted robbery from a shop in Fenchurch Street (EC3).
“The attempt was unsuccessful and no items were stolen, and no one was injured.
“Officers from the City of London Police will now carry out a full investigation into the incident, which involved four people riding motorbikes and wearing helmets attempting to break the shop window.”
No arrests have been made and officers are asking anyone with any information to contact the City of London Police on 020 7601 2999 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Mappin & Webb Fenchurch Street declined to comment.