Piccadilly Circus Green Park MAYFAIR New Bond Street Two warning shots fired as robbers flee Graff Diamonds in blue BMW Stafford Street Collision with blackcab. More shots fired Dover Street Gems passed to waiting motorcyclist. Shot fired Dover Street BMW dumped. Robbers get into Mercedes Farm Street Robbers leave Mercedes and escape in a black people carrier Royal Academy Berkeley Square NewBondStreet Piccadilly security door. The two men stole 43 items in last Thursdays raid, Britains biggest ever gems heist. The robbery took just two minutes and the pair fired warning shots as they fled. And it emerged today the artist, who is a crucial witness in the police investigation into the robbery, works for the same company that provided disguises for the gang which carried out the 53m raid on the Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent in 2006. Hours before the Mayfair robbery, the freelance make-up art- ist received a 450 cash fee for the session, which lasted from 11am to 3pm. The robbers changed from T-shirts and shorts into suits and are believed to have gone straight to Graffs store in New Bond Street, which they entered at 4.40pm. It is understood they had made an appoint- ment to visit the store, which was how they got through the airlock door. A friend of the artist said: He thought they hired him because they were starring in a music video, not the biggest jewellery robbery in history. They asked him to make them look older. The studio does lots of work for films, TV and the West End but these two chaps didnt a p p e a r a t a l l theatrical. Detectives have r e m o v e d h a i r - brushes and gowns from the studio to gather DNA clues to the identity of the men -- one white, one black. Banknotes used to pay the make-up artists fee are also being examined. A 50-year-old man was arrested in Ilford in connection with the robbery and police have raided several addresses in London and the South-East. The man arrested has been released on bail. London Lite Thursday, 13 August 2009 Gems robbers told make-up artist they had to look older conmen are posing as police officers to fleece pensioners across London out of tens of thousands of pounds. The gang telephone elderly people claiming to be investigating a fraud involving their bank. They ask for victims account details before turning up in plain clothes to take their bank card. Police have identified 72 linked offences which have claimed more than 200,000. The fraudsters say they have to run the card through a machine at Scotland Yard. Victims are sometimes given a reference number or asked to write down their PIn. They are told not to speak to anyone because it would jeopardise the inquiry. Scotland Yard today issued images of seven people they wish to speak to. Detectives have arrested 12 people but think a much larger group are involved. Pensioners have been targeted in Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Waltham Forest, newham, edmonton, Barnet, Sutton and essex. Victims or anyone with information should call police on 01708 779283. E Continued from Page 1 HowtHeGanGpulledoffuksbiGGestjewelleryHeist Cunning: thieves bluffed their way through security airlock door Conmenposeaspoliceofficers in200kscamtargetingOAPs Robbed: Graff Diamonds on New Bond St was target of biggest ever UK gems heist H patients turn to web before Gp WORRIED patients are increasingly going online for a medical diagnosis before seeing their GP, a report says. One in seven patients now surfs the web for information on illnesses, which is set to double within a decade. win big at chess on giant board A GIANT chess board is coming to Trafalgar Square. Spanish artist Jaime Hayns board is part of next months London Design Festival. The public can enjoy a free game using two-metre-high ceramic pieces on a glass mosaic board. index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html