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The 60 second raid saw the men break into a glass display cabinet with an axe

Business security experts, AlertSystems, have responded to the news that two axe-wielding criminals stole approximately £50,000 worth of goods from a family business in Twickenham.

L.Guess Jewellers on Whitton High Street was targeted at 10.44am on February 16th by two men who approached the shop on mopeds. The 60 second raid saw the men break into a glass display cabinet with an axe, filling their pockets with expensive watches and jewellery, including a £15,000 engagement ring. Business owner, Mark Guess, 44, was with his brother Elliot, 25 in the store when the incident occurred. The father of two describes both men as tall, white and thin, wearing black motorcycle leathers and helmets. He also claims the man carrying the axe had brown eyes.

The business, which was set up 75 years ago by Mark’s grandfather, was also targeted nine years ago. Speaking about the event, Mr Guess believes the robbery was carefully planned, stating “there’s no doubt they were professional.”A Scotland Yard spokesman has revealed that the robbery is being investigated by detectives from the Flying Squad.

Taking a keen interest in the industry, the security specialists at AlertSystems have sympathised with the business owners and are confident the CCTV footage will help recover the stock and bring the criminals to justice. A spokesperson for the company shares their thoughts on the matter.

“This incident just serves to highlight the damage that can be caused in such a short amount of time, and why it is so essential for businesses selling expensive items such as jewellers, to invest in comprehensive security systems.

“As a business that has been targeted in the past, L.Guess Jewellers clearly understand the importance of CCTV and thankfully had sufficient systems installed which should help to prosecute those responsible.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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