Search

Jewellery shop raid: man arrested

PUBLISHED: 10:30 11 November 2008 | UPDATED: 12:14 03 July 2010

A MAN from the Kent area has been arrested in connection with a robbery at a Great Yarmouth jewellers on Saturday .

The man, arrested yesterday, is currently being questioned at Yarmouth police station.

A MAN from the Kent area has been arrested in connection with a robbery at a Great Yarmouth jewellers on Saturday .

The man, arrested yesterday, is currently being questioned at Yarmouth police station.

Yesterday police confirmed that they were investigating possible links with attempted raids on jewellers in Essex and Hertfordshire which happened on Thursday and Friday . In both cases, the robbers were armed with a sledgehammer but left empty-handed.

Staff at Cox and Son jewellers in Northgate Street, Yarmouth, chased off the robbers at about 3.20pm on Saturday as shoppers watched. The raiders, who had snatched a selection of watches, got into a red and grey Rover 214 where a third male was waiting as the driver. Before they could drive off, the staff smashed the passenger window with a chair.

The car was found abandoned a short time later at the back of East Road, close to the cemetery grounds of St Nicholas Church.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw the vehicle in the Yarmouth area during that afternoon or saw the raiders after the vehicle was abandoned.

Contact Det Sgt Graeme Talbot or Det Con Craig Lovatt at Yarmouth CID on 0845 456 4567, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Great Yarmouth Mercury. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Great Yarmouth Mercury