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Berlin police show KaDeWe robbery video

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Berlin police show KaDeWe robbery video
Photo: Polizei Berlin/screenshot
17:38 CET+01:00
Police have released security camera footage from a December robbery at Berlin's Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) luxury department store, in an appeal for information from members of the public.

The video shows a dark Audi A4 Avant pulling up onto the pavement in Ansbacher Straße at around 10.20 am, stopping outside the entrance to KaDeWe and allowing five masked and armed men to rush in.

Witnesses at the time reported that the men shouted “hold-up!” as they ran into the shop and began to smash display cases in the rooms dedicated to the Rolex and Chopard luxury brands, stealing jewellery and watches and stuffing them into bags.

At the same time, some of the gang were threatening a security guard and customers with a machete and other weapons.

The men sprayed tear gas before running back to their car and escaping via Wittenbergplatz.

It was later found that the car bore license plates stolen from another vehicle in the Tiergarten area of the city the night before.

Police ask anyone who can provide information about the criminals, their vehicle, how the jewellery and watches were disposed of, or any other relevant information to come forward.

The robbery squad can be reached at 030 4664-944113.

SEE ALSO: Armed heist at Berlin's top department store

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