Crime watch! Burglars at Illum in Copenhagen target timepieces

Smash-and-grab job involved smashing through the entrance in a car

Early on Wednesday morning, several individuals broke into the Illum department store in central Copenhagen, causing extensive damage to the entrance as they rammed it with a car. They went on to steal many items – mostly watches.

“A car drove through the entrance. Two got out of the car and smashed various glass displays with watches in them. An escape vehicle picked them up after they got the watches,” confirmed Anders Frederiksen from Copenhagen Police to TV2. 

The police received a report of the burglary on Strøget at 01:57.

There is not yet an overview of how many watches the perpetrators got away with, or the value of them.