Temple Fortune jewellery burglary suspect charged

Police have arrested and charged a 19-year-old man following Thursday’s burglary of a jewellery shop in Temple Fortune, north London.

D & M Cohen was raided by what community security group Shomrim called a “smash and grab motorcycle gang”.

Owner Robert Cohen confirmed that the thieves had broken into the shop by smashing in its front door.

Barnet police reported that an officer on patrol had made an arrest and that the property had been recovered and the suspect has now been charged.

The shop was previously targeted by thieves in 2009 when its windows were smashed and rings and necklaces stolen.

Last updated: 4:33pm, May 24 2013