Reports Of Armed Robbery At London's Selfridges Store

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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:

Picture of discarded axes @selfridges after robbery. twitter.com/alexjeffries/s…

— Alexandra Jeffries (@alexjeffries) June 6, 2013

Huge robbery at @selfridges never seen anything like it.Discarded axes&glass everywhere.Shop still seems to be open. twitter.com/alexjeffries/s…

— Alexandra Jeffries (@alexjeffries) June 6, 2013

Shoot out in Selfridges - armed robbery. twitter.com/KimmeeKane/sta…

—Kimone(@KimmeeKane) June 6, 2013

#selfridges RT @paulswaddleWhat ever the problem it is, it's happening in @selfridges. twitter.com/paulswaddle/st…

— Brett Leppard (@TheBrettLeppard) June 6, 2013

Sounds like a robbery. Cops inside talking to eyewitnesses #selfridges twitter.com/shwetha_shanka…

— Shwetha Shankar (@shwetha_shankar) June 6, 2013

We will be updating this post as we find out more ...



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