Canada Goose’s flagship Regent Street store has been raided by a moped gang, making the retailer lose thousands of pounds worth of stock less than a week after opening.
A gang of 10 riders on five mopeds smashed their way inside the newly-opened store, threatening security guards with a hammer before making off with some clothes at around 1.30am on Tuesday morning.
“There was security inside the store all night and he was threatened by the men who had weapons,” a staff member told The Evening Standard.
“Luckily no one was hurt and it was over quite quickly. He was shaken up.
“There’s a bit of mess to clear up today. Everyone is in meetings about what to do next.”
The upmarket jacket retailer was trading as usual on Tuesday, with protective barriers around the smashed door.
This was the second moped smash and grab raid in the West End in 24 hours, with Apple’s Regent Street store also falling victim, with a gang making off with laptops and iPhone Xs.
With West End retailers on high alert, the New West End Company’s Jace Tyrell said: “With this particular crime on the increase, it is crucial for businesses and public services to work together to tackle it and ensure our district remains safe for visitors, employees and residents.”
No arrests have currently been made in relation to the burglaries.