Well-Dressed Men Pull Off Britain's Largest-Ever Jewelry Heist

By: CBS
By: CBS

London (CBS) - It's like a scene from a Hollywood movie.

Two well-dressed men walk into a swanky London jewelry store, pull out handguns and make off with tens of millions.

Amateur video captured the bank robbers fleeing from the real-life crime scene. They dragged out a female employee. She got away unharmed, then they fired a warning shot, causing panic.

Minutes earlier, the well-dressed men with English accents walked in the front door of Graff Diamond's. They made no attempt to disguise themselves as they showed a gun and pulled off what's believed to be the largest jewelry heist in British history.

The pair got away with nearly $66 million worth high-end rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches. They're the types of extravagant pieces worn by celebrities like Paris Hilton.

The robbers escape almost fell apart when they sped away from the stylish london shopping district. They crashed into a taxi on a nearby street, but had two more get-away cars waiting along the route.

Police kept details of the heist secret for almost a week, but then released the closed-circuit television video to help expose the robbers.

Authorities caught the last robbers who hit this same shop six years ago, stealing about $38 million worth of jewels. This time, police say it's very likely the thieves have already left the country.


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