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Dorchester hotel is victim of second smash and grab robbery

10 July 2014 by
Dorchester hotel is victim of second smash and grab robbery

London's Dorchester hotel has been the victim of a second smash and grab robbery, just one month after an earlier similar incident.

Detectives from the Flying Squad are investigating the crime which happened at the five-red-AA-star, 250-bedroom hotel, in the early hours of this morning.

Six men on three mopeds pulled up outside the hotel at around 2.20am. Three of the men smashed their way through the front door into the lobby, where they broke open several display cabinets and stole a number of items.

The men left moments later, fleeing the scene on the waiting mopeds.

The robbery is almost identical to the one that took place exactly one month ago on 10 June, in which a woman was injured as the robbers made their escape. Police are investigating whether there is a link between the two incidents.

Detective Sergeant Mark Staples said: "We have yet to make arrests in relation to either incident and we urgently require the support of the public with providing us with any information no matter how small.

"There may be people who know who is responsible and I am keen for those with any information to come forward and assist us with our investigation."

A spokesperson for the Dorchester said: "We can confirm there was an incident at the hotel early this morning and we are assisting the authorities with their inquiries. The hotel security team were quick to respond and no-one was hurt. The comfort and security of our guests and staff is our top priority."

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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