WATCH: The CCTV that snared a crime gang who carried out Portsmouth raid

A group of up to eight youths destroyed planters in Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove, on Thursday September 21 at about 7.35pm

Youths armed with lump hammer go on spree wrecking plants

This video shows the dramatic moment a crime gang broke into a shopping centre and made off with thousands of pounds worth of jewellery.

The Romanian gang have been jailed for 47 years after carrying out a series of raids across the country, including in Portsmouth.

The gang break into the Stoke store. Credit: Staffordshire Police

The gang break into the Stoke store. Credit: Staffordshire Police

As this CCTV shows, the men smashed through a glass door at a shopping centre in Stoke, before the last man in sets off a fire as part of a distraction - a tactic also used in the Portsmouth burglary.