Motorcycle-Riding Jewel Thieves' Heist Caught on Tape

British Police say a gang of robbers on motorcycles tore into a shopping mall during jewelry heist.
3:00 | 11/08/12

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We're back with a brazen jewelry heist caught on camera. British police say a gang of robbers on motorcycles tore into a shopping center in the middle of the day. It's a shocking scene that witnesses say seemed like it was ripped right out of the movies. Abc's jeffrey kofman has the story. Reporter: It could have been a scene ripped straight from "the bourne ultimatum." But this isn't hollywood. It's a shopping mall in north london this week. Brazen thieves, traveling in pairs aboard motorcycles. Their target, this jewelry store on the mall's upstairs level. Shoppers and mall employees couldn't believe what they were seeing. Watch closely, as the guy with the ax smashes the glass railing. It's really scary. And I have some young girls that work close. Reporter: The six thieves were all decked out in motorcycle leathers, helmets, with dark visors down. They nabbed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of watches. A shopper filmed their escape on her cell phone, as they hopped on the bikes and sped to the exits. If it's like a scene from the movies, it is. Remember "the italian job"? But here in london, the preferred vehicle is motorcycles, not minis. Two years ago, as a cnn reporter was filming on the street in london, another smash and grab gang sped off with stolen jewelry. Police recovered the motorbikes from the mall robbery in a nearby golf course less than an hour later. But they have no idea who was driving them. For "good morning america," jeffrey kofman, abc news, london.

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