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

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

Monday, 20th March 2017, 10:26 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:53 am
The gang break into the Stoke store. Credit: Staffordshire Police

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

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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.

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