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Five face court charged with Selfridges 'burka raid' The Standard
Five men charged in connection with a smash-and-grab “burka raid” at Selfridges’ Oxford Street store are due in court today.
Flying Squad officers investigating two robberies conducted by men dressed in burkas arrested the suspects during dawn raids on addresses in north London yesterday.
The men, aged 18 to 25, are accused of making off with £1.5million worth of luxury watches after posing as rich Middle Eastern women at the store in June.
Three of them were also charged with conspiracy to rob a jewellers in a similar swoop in Windsor in April.
Around 100 watches worth an estimated £1million are yet to be recovered.
Ritchie Graham, 21, and Ramela Gordon, 18, both of Hackney are accused of conspiracy to commit robbery at Selfridges and the Windsor jewellers. Kris Monaghan, 24, of Haringey, and Leon Wright, 25, are accused of conspiracy to rob Selfridges, and Andre Murrian, of Hackney, is accused of conspiracy to rob the Windsor jewellers.
They are due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court today.