Ram-raiders have smashed into London's flagship Gucci store in a stolen Mercedes before making off with a haul of designer handbags.

A black Mercedes reversed into the glass windows of the Gucci store in Sloane Street, Chelsea, on the evening of 7 March.

The three suspects then grabbed a number of handbags worth upto £2,000 ($3,500) during the raid before escaping in a blue Audi A4.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "Officers from Kensington & Chelsea CID are conducting the investigation.

"There has been no arrest at this time."

Gucci describes its Sloane Street store as a "flagship boutique", covering 20,000 square feet over two floors.

The Italian luxury company opened its the branch more than 20 years ago.