This is the shocking moment armed robbers use sledgehammers with terrifying force to smash open display cabinets at a city center jewelers as the petrified staff looks on.
Footage shows the masked gang raiding Eternity Diamonds, in Hurst Street, just after 10.30am on August 23, and using weapons to break into displays before ramming jewelry into large carrier bags. Watch the crystal clear video above.
A scared lone member of staff looks on as the men violently ransack the premises around her.
Within a few moments, they fled with hundreds of thousands of pounds of gold and diamonds, on foot and then in a blue BMW, which was on the false number plates BW16 XSZ.
The getaway car was then discovered a short time later by officers in Sugden Road, Highgate, where an attempt was made to burn it.
It was quickly established that the car was stolen three days before from an address in Selly Oak and it is now being forensically analyzed by police.
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