- When the fraudster was let in by unsuspecting staff, three accomplices burst in behind him wielding a rifle, sword and baseball bats
- Shop owner was said to be ‘very shaken’ following ordeal, but unhurt
- The CCTV footage emerged as the four men were jailed for a total of 42 years after they pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit armed robberies
By Jill Reilly
PUBLISHED: 11:52 EST, 2 April 2012 | UPDATED: 01:53 EST, 3 April 2012
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This is the dramatic moment an armed robber, disguised as a Muslim woman in a burka, blagged his way into a jewellery store, and was followed by three accomplices who stole £30,000 of valuables in a gems raid.
He rang the bell of the Burnley store posing as a female customer, but as he was let in by unsuspecting staff, three of his gang followed wielding a rifle, sword and baseball bats.
They began smashing up the glass display cabinets and made off with their haul.
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During the raid last February, the gunmen pointed the rifle at the staff as they put up their hands in fear.