There have been multiple reports of a "smash and grab" robbery at the Selfridges department store on Oxford Street in London at around 8.30pm GMT.
Despite multiple reports of gunfire, the Metropolitan Police Force told ITV News no shots were fired and that two suspects were arrested shortly after the incident. The BBC reports that police do not know how many people were involved.
One witness described seeing one man in full motorcycle gear and another dressed in a "burka." The man was apparently tackled by onlookers, while another fell off the back of a moped, ITV reports.
Selfridges has confirmed the incident in a tweet:
Hi, we just want to let you know that everyone is safe and the police are investigating. We will update you once we have more information.— Selfridges.com (@Selfridges) June 6, 2013
Selfridges is one of the best-known luxury stores in London, and in the heart of the busy West End shopping area. A number of Twitter users have been sharing images that appear to be from the scene:June 6, 2013 June 6, 2013
Shoot out in Selfridges - armed robbery. twitter.com/KimmeeKane/sta…—Kimone(@KimmeeKane) June 6, 2013 June 6, 2013 June 6, 2013
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