Jewellery shop raid: man arrested
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.
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Contact Det Sgt Graeme Talbot or Det Con Craig Lovatt at Yarmouth CID on 0845 456 4567, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.