Horrifying footage shows the moments five men broke into a shop in Birmingham and made off with 5kg of 22 carat gold jewellery.
The men used a stolen car to crash their way into Danyaal Jewelers in Sparkbrook.
Jewelery worth a total of £292,165 was stolen in the raid on March 3 last year.
Three of the men armed with a sledgehammer entered, smashed their way into two storefronts and began hiding jewelry in bags.
A fourth man remained outside and a fifth man acted as “crowd control” by swinging an ax at the witnesses.
Footage of the raid was captured on security cameras at Danyaal Jewelers, while mobile phone footage taken by members of the public also captured the dramatic raid.
Police were able to track down the men after they were caught on CCTV dumping the stolen car and, later in the day, flogging the jewellery.
The men were today found guilty of conspiracy to rob and possession of an offensive weapon after a four-week trial at Birmingham crown court.
John Gourlay, 49, Trevor Leek, 44, Justin Boylan, 51, Arfan Latif, 38, and Hassan Zulfiqar, 26, are due to be sentenced.
The prosecution was able to prove that they were all present at the scene of the robbery.
Gourlay had already admitted stealing the Hilux, fraud by false representation and converting criminal property.
Leek was found not guilty of an additional charge of stealing the Hilux.
The gang used three vehicles during the raid, including a black Land Rover Discovery, a white Toyota Hilux and a black Toyota Corolla.
In a planned exit scheme, Land Rovers and Toyota Corollas were used to block the road on either side of the jewelers, while the Hilux was reversed into the store.
A staff member was in the store at the time of the offense and was nearly hit by debris when the stolen car reversed into the store.
All five men then took off in the Land Rover and Hilux, with the Toyota Corolla staying at the scene.
CCTV footage captured them leaving the vehicles in King Street, Sparkbrook, before getting into a stolen Audi TTS and BMW 420 which had been parked there less than an hour earlier.
Security footage then showed Zulfiqar going to a car parts store on Charles Henry Street in Birmingham later that day.
Meanwhile, Gourlay had gone to BMW’s Jewelery Quarter and sold a gold bracelet stolen in the raid for £1500.
Police were able to link him to the raid as his fingerprints were on the sale slip and he was wearing the same clothes as when he was caught on CCTV.
Tags from the stolen jewelry were also found on the sofa at Boylan’s home after the raid.
DC Patrick Fuldun, from the Force Priorities Team, said: “This was clearly an extensively planned armed robbery, with careful thought given by the five defendants to their disguises, vehicles and phone locations.
“This robbery took place in the middle of the day, on a busy street, and must have been appalling to anyone who witnessed it. The staff member inside narrowly escaped serious injury, if not worse.
“The offenders managed to get away with almost £300,000 worth of jewellery. However, after excellent investigative work by our officers, we were able to provide sufficient evidence for the jury to convict all five men for being present during the raid.
“We are happy that all five were convicted. It is a testament to the tenacity of West Midlands Police officers and a firm deterrent to criminals contemplating a similar crime.”
They will be sentenced next month.
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