smash-and-grab


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smash-and-grab

adj
informal of or relating to a robbery in which a shop window is broken and the contents removed
Translations

smash-and-grab (raid)

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smash-and-grab

[ˌsmæʃəndˈgræb] adj (fam) smash-and-grab robberyfurto con scasso della vetrina
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SMASH-and-grab raiders captured on camera using a JCB to steal a cash machine were caught after dropping cigarette butts at the scene.
CHELSEA proved they were the team for the big occasion in last season's Premier League and that should stand them in good stead for another smash-and-grab raid at the Etihad Stadium today.
THOUSANDS of pounds' worth of jewellery have been stolen from a city shop in a smash-and-grab theft.
The Bosnian completed his smash-and-grab act with the winner right on the final whistle.
Summary: A pensioner has been praised for his bravery after he helped foil a smash-and-grab robbery by sledgehammer-wielding thugs.
Laptops and overhead projectors were stolen in the smash-and-grab raid on Mesty Croft Academy in Wednesbury, causing the school to shut its doors to around 180 seven to 11-year-olds.
Smash-and-grab is the only way to access those sensuously stubborn segments of citrus-soaked chocolate, as Terry's new ad makes clear.
FIVE men who pulled off a pounds 330,000 smash-and-grab raid on a high profile jewellers were jailed yesterday.
The Shakers completed a classic smash-and-grab, with Morrell grabbing his sixth goal of the season in the 52nd minute when he volleyed home right-footed into the bottom corner from 12 yards.
Pykes was last targeted by smash-and-grab burglars in June.
MATTHEW SPARROW grabbed a last-minute winner in a smash-and-grab raid by league leaders Scunthorpe.
The amazing smash-and-grab took place yesterday at Ernest Jones jewellers in Leamington's Royal Priors shopping centre at about 10am.