Ralph Lauren and Press Boutique have become the latest victims of the moped fashion raiders who have now struck at least 35 times in the last 6 months.

The Ralph Lauren store on Bond Street store was raided late Monday night and an attack on luxury clothing boutique Press in Primrose Hill followed later that night.

A total of £3,000 worth of handbags were stolen from Press, including a £399 Marc Jacobs's Super K and a Chloé bag worth £900.

Luella Bartley, Marc Jacobs and Frost French have also been robbed in the same way over the last few months. Earlier this month a group of burglers ram-raided Anya Hondmarch's store on Ledbury Road and made off with a loot of handbags worth around £20,000.

There are also rumours that these inccidents could also be connected to the break in at Christopher Kane's studio which left him without his entire spring/summer 08 collection just a week before London Fashion Week.

After the Marc Jacobs robbery last month police described the four raiders as being in their late teens or early 20s, wearing dark clothing and used one grey and one black coloured bike.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Johnson, who is heading the investigation, said: "This is something that happens infrequently across the West End; we'd be foolish not to link them, based on the method employed."

Mr Johnson said: "In general it's one or two people on motorbikes or mopeds, arriving at a premises that has high-value goods such as jewellery, exclusive fashion houses, attempting to gain entry through force. Once inside they scoop up what they can and flee as quickly as possible.Usually they strike in the early morning, when very few people are around."

Police want anyone with information to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Caz Moss- Female First