An armed gang was seen carrying out a robbery of a Birmingham jewellery shop, using a truck to smash through the shop front.

Footage from the scene showed the armed men smashing a large Highways maintenance truck into Danyaal Jewellers in Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook.

The men, who were wearing balaclavas, were seen reversing at speed into the shop front, shattering the glass, at around midday on March 3, 2022.

It is believed that they were in and out of the shop within a matter of minutes before smoke poured out of the building.

During the chaos, one thug dressed in black could be seen running down the street towards the store wielding an axe.

The armed man was then seen trying to intimidate onlookers who were filming the incident. Meanwhile, his accomplices carried out the daylight robbery.

He shouted: “What, what, what, get the f*** in the shop, get in your shop.”

Shopworkers then discussed whether anyone had called the police.

The armed man then appeared to wait at the jewellery shop entrance for his accomplices.

The street was filled with smoke and was packed with stunned onlookers.