Four Melbourne men have been charged after allegedly robbing a jewellery store in a shocking heist caught on video.
The suspects allegedly used mallets to smash the display case at the store at Westfield Plenty Valley in Mill Park shortly before noon on Tuesday, according to police and media reports.
The video, apparently captured by a witness and first reported by Nine News, shows the four men allegedly running away with the loot as onlookers are heard screaming.A 27-year-old from the Melbourne suburb of Lalor was arrested later the same day and charged in relation to the alleged armed robbery, as well as with theft of motor car and handle stolen goods, police said.
He was released on bail and ordered to appear in court on August 4.
Two days later police arrested a 25-year-old from the town of Stawell, who was charged in relation to the alleged robbery. He is due to appear in court on June 8.
On Friday, a 19-year-old and a 21-year-old, both from Melbourne's Craigieburn suburb, were also nabbed by police.
The 21-year-old was charged with alleged theft of motor car and other unrelated offences, but was not charged in relation to the alleged robbery. He is due to appear in court on April 13.
The teenager was charged with alleged theft of motor car and driving offences, but was likewise not charged in connection with the jewel heist. He will appear in court on June 28.
A fifth man is being sought in relation to the robbery.