Armed police foil Belgravia burglary

Written on 28 September 2015 by Alistair Boscawen in London


Armed police foiled a break-in at £10m mansion in Eaton Place when The Met’s elite Special Projects Unit carried out an “intelligence-led” operation in front of shocked onlookers.

Four men arrested at scene for conspiracy to commit burglary after police halt break-in by using smoke bombs to storm Belgravia mansion
Four men arrested at scene for conspiracy to commit burglary after police halt break-in by using smoke bombs to storm Belgravia mansion

Police swooped on the exclusive Belgravia property and arrested four men on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a burglary after they allegedly broke into the property, which it is understood is separated into flats.

No shots were fired and police used smoke grenades to disorient the suspects and make their arrests, the Met said. No firearms were recovered from the scene.

Witnesses described flashbombs lighting up windows on the first and second floors “like fireworks” before three men were led out in handcuffs.

One local resident is reported to have said: “It was like something out of a James Bond movie. It seemed very unlike what I’d ever experienced in London.

“There was a series of loud bangs – I think seven or eight.

Meanwhile, officers in a fleet of luxury undercover police cars surrounded a black Audi hatchback that had allegedly been waiting in the street below.

They smashed the car’s near-side front window with the butt of an assault rifle before tossing in a smoke grenade.

The driver was removed from the vehicle and arrested.

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Alistair Boscawen

Alistair has 32 years’ experience as an estate agent, starting in the country house department of one of London’s main international agencies before moving to the Knightsbridge house department of the same agency and learning the difference in values between freehold, long lease and short lease houses in Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Chelsea and Mayfair.

All articles by Alistair Boscawen

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