Fog Bandit Foils London Jeweller’s "Smash & Grab" Robbery

On Wednesday 26th January, late in the afternoon, raiders forced their way into Lombard Jewellers, a Jewellery retail shop in Islington, London. Jewellery display cabinets within the prestigious shop were targeted.

Almost immediately, the vigilant staff initiated the high speed security Fog Bandit which in just two seconds projected a 6 metre blanket of visually impenetrable yet harmless fog down the shop, screening the targeted display cabinets and forcing the raiders to turn and flee the shop, minimising the stock loss, shop damage and trauma to staff.


Michael Saunders, Director, Lombard Jewellers, explains;

“The Fog Bandit and its voice warning announcer did its’ job in quickly driving the raiders out of the shop, restricting the time and opportunity for the raiders to target the jewellery and limiting the staff exposure to this frightening experience”.

Neil Chrismas, Sales and Marketing Director, Bandit UK Ltd added;

“The Bandit UK Team applaud the Lombard Jewellers staff for acting promptly in initiating the Fog Bandit and forcing the raiders to leave the shop.  This is another example of the clear deterrent message to the criminal fraternity that targeting Jewellers with a Fog Bandit system installed is a fruitless exercise and heightens the likelihood of being caught”.