Arrests made following Argento Pandora stock theft

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Five people released on bail after stock vanishes from warehouse.

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested four men and a woman in relation to the Pandora Christmas stock robbery at a warehouse in Craigavon.

The goods, taken in late October, were intended for Argento’s fleet of stores. They had a value of about £80,000 and included Pandora’s Christmas charm collection.

Three men aged 52, 44 and 31 years and a woman aged 30 were arrested after searches in Coleraine, this week after a small quantity of goods were recovered. A fourth man aged 29 years was also arrested in the Craigavon area.

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Argento founder and chief executive Pete Boyle said the police have been working very hard on the case and that the business appreciates their commitment and efforts.

He told Professional Jeweller: "As a company we are trying to put it behind us and concentrate on what we can control and that is trading for Christmas. If the police manage to solve the crime then that will be a bonus but it is out of our hands."

Following the robbery, Boyle said he was offering a monetary reward for information that will help lead to the recovery of the goods, or finding those that took the parcels.

News of the arrests follows the announcement made by Police Scotland on Friday that five men had been arrested following the smash-and-grab raid at Argyll Arcade in Glasgow, in late September. 

The men, aged between 23 and 31, have been arrested in connection with the incident, which took place at about 12:50pm on September 24. They will be subject of a report to Scotland’s public prosecutor.

 

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