Islington teen charged over smash and grab at Victoria Street jewellers

One gang member was held down by a passer-by until police arrived

One gang member was held down by a passer-by until police arrived - Credit: Archant

A teenager has been charged following a smash and grab robbery at a jewellers.

Kaneen Gopaul, 18, of St Mary’s Path, Islington, was arrested in connection with the attack on the central London jewellers in which a ­motorbike gang armed with hammers and axes tried to make off with the high-priced goods from H Stain in Victoria Street.

He will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court ­accused of robbery and handling stolen goods.