Thieves target carpet store in 3am robbery

Police a searching for a gang of four men who broke into a London carpet store in the hope of finding cash.

The four forced opened the shutters of Medina Carpets and Furniture, Martha Street, Whitechapel on 13 February just before 3.30am.

CCTV footage shows them crawling under the shutters and ransacking the till and behind the store’s counter.

They then left the store with rugs and charity collection tins.

‘Police are investigating a commercial burglary at a store on Martha Street, E1. The burglary took place between 02:30hrs and 03:30hrs on Tuesday, 13 February. The four suspects entered the property by damaging the shutters and left with goods from the store including rugs and charity collections boxes. Detectives are conducting local enquiries including CCTV from the surrounding area,’ says a Metropolitan Police spokesman.

The footage appears to show one of the men answering his mobile phone during the break-in.

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