Beaverbrooks Glasgow Fort store in £70,000 raid

Beaverbrooks Glasgow Fort store. The retailer has come top of all high street jewellers in a customer satisfaction survey.

Two men flee in getaway car before torching it on housing estate.

Beaverbrooks’ Glasgow Fort store was raided by two men on Monday, believed to have fled with about £70,000 of jewellery and watches.

Strathclyde Police are now on the hunt for the two men, who are believed to have been armed with a gun when they entered the store at about 11.10am on Monday January 28.

The men reportedly threatened Beaverbrooks’ staff before leaving the scene in a Volkswagon Golf, which was later found torched on a housing estate in the Easterhouse area of Glasgow. While no one was injured police are appealing for witnesses. 

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The two men are described as white, and both wore hooded tops. The first suspect was about 6ft 3in tall and of slim build. He was wearing a grey, hooded zipped top with thick white draw strings and dark bottoms.

The second man was white, about 5ft 8in tall, of stocky build. He was wearing a black, hooded zipped top, blue jeans and white trainers.

Detective Inspector Laura Thomson of Strathclyde Police said: "Our inquiries are at an early stage and it is important that we trace anyone who saw the suspects or has any information that can assist this investigation.

"I would urge anyone who saw anyone behaving in a suspicious manner at The Fort around 11am this morning or saw the suspects enter or leave the premises to come forward. "I am also anxious to speak to anyone who saw the silver-coloured Volkswagen Golf car driving from the scene."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Strathclyde Police on 0141 532 4858.

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