Model was member of burka-clad 'smash and grab' London gang

The criminals were arrested shortly after, and amongst the accused was model and beautician Hollie Dowding. (Photo Courtesy: The Telegraph)

A model, identified as Hollie Dowding, was a key member of a gang wearing burkas that raided one of London’s top department store, Selfridges, of £1.5 million in 2013, reported The Telegraph on Friday.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Simon Davison of the Flying Squad, said: "These smash and grabs were aggressive. Sometimes, the robbers threatened innocent people with sledgehammers and axes in order to get to the goods.”

Further investigation into the group’s criminal activity uncovered 10 raids on fashion warehouses such as Prada and Jimmy Choo, dating back to 2007.

The gang members were arrested shortly after raiding Selfridges and are to be sentenced at the end of the month.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46