But banning the burqa and niqab? That would be “Islamophobic”! (In the video, which you can see at the BBC site, it looks as if the men are wearing niqabs; the British press always mixes up niqabs and burqas.) “Selfridges robbery: ‘Men in burkas’ in ‘smash and grab,'” from the BBC, June 7 (thanks to David):
Six men armed with axes have carried out a “smash-and-grab” raid at London’s Selfridges department store.
Police said the robbers, reportedly dressed in burkas, smashed glass cabinets to steal high value watches.
Two suspects were later arrested when they came off a moped and members of the public stopped them fleeing.
The store in Oxford Street tweeted no-one was hurt in Thursday’s robbery. The value of the stolen watches has yet to be established.
‘Kicking and screaming’
Police said the men fled the shop on mopeds and motorbikes ridden by associates.
Matthew Carrozo said he heard a moped crashing just under a mile away from Selfridges and saw one man dressed in full motorcycle gear while a second man dressed in a burka fell on to the ground.
The 28-year-old, who was on the corner of Goodge Street and Charlotte Street, said he then saw a man run out from a nearby pizza restaurant and pin down one of the two people who were on the vehicle.
“Someone noticed a bag had fallen off the moped and that it had opened and a bunch a watches fell out,” he said. “The duffle bag was full of watches and jewellery.”
“The first guy pegged it down Charlotte Street and then he was held to the ground as other people were getting involved. He really put up a struggle.
“When cops turned up they put him in the back of a van and he was kicking and screaming,” said Mr Carrozo….