Teenager hands himself into police after raids in Great Yarmouth in connection with jewellers armed robbery

PUBLISHED: 16:56 20 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:56 20 September 2016

Armed response on Prince's Road, Great Yarmouth. Picture: George Ryan

Armed response on Prince's Road, Great Yarmouth. Picture: George Ryan


A 19-year-old man from Gorleston handed himself into police at Lowestoft this morning following warrants at addresses in the Great Yarmouth area yesterday.

The man was then arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a Beccles jewellers on Friday.

He has been taken into custody where he will be interviewed in connection with the incident at Copperfield jewellers in New Market.

Officers were called to the jewellers around 4pm on Friday after four armed men threatened the owner before stealing a number of items.

It is understood the suspects then fled the scene on foot in the direction of Ballygate.

The thieves are believed to have had a shotgun and a knife and all four had their faces covered.

A sign on the door yesterday said the shop would be closed until further notice.

• Police are still trying to tracing those involved in the robbery and anyone with information should call Lowestoft CID on 101.

• Alternatively call Crimestopppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the online form at

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