Jewellery worth £800000 stolen from Westminster home after thieves posed as delivery

Jewellery worth £800,000 was stolen from a Westminster home after thieves posed as delivery drivers.Three masked men carried out the knifepoint raid in which two young children were threatened after tricking the occupant into opening the  front door.The victims were then forced to open a safe before it was emptied of jewellery consisting of a selection of bracelets, earrings and rings containing precious stones.The thieves then took the victim’s car and made their escape.Designer handbags, high-value watches and mobile phones were also stolen from the address on January 18.Detective Constable Piers Gilbert, of the Met’s Central West Area Command Unit, said: “This was a terrifying incident which has had a profound effect on the victim’s life.”We are now appealing for people to think about whether they have been offered this stolen jewellery and if so, to come forward and help us with our investigation.”Similarly, anyone who thinks they may have witnessed this incident or anyone acting suspiciously in the St John’s Wood area around this time is asked to get in touch.”A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “Police were called to St John’s Wood at 5.09pm on Friday, January 18 following reports of a burglary. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “No injuries were reported and the car was later recovered nearby.”Officers are now releasing images of some of the jewellery stolen in the burglary and are appealing for anyone with information on the items to get in touch.”The suspects were described as three black men, all over 5ft 10ins, who were wearing masks covering the lower part of their face. read more