Three men are on the run after robbing and trashing a luxury jewellery store in Melbourne armed with a machete, hammer and gun.
The brazen daylight robbery occurred around 11.00am when the balaclava-clad trio stormed the store in Toorak.
CCTV footage of the terrifying incident was uploaded to social media, showing the men smashing several glass cabinets, before stashing jewellery into bags.
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After several minutes, the manager of the store emerges and bravely confronts the trio, forcing them out of the store.
— Sandra Sully (@Sandra_Sully) October 25, 2016
The men, who are described as African in appearance, took off in a a silver Hyundai getaway car which was parked nearby.
Detectives remain at the shop.
— Ten News Melbourne (@tennewsmelb) October 25, 2016