Cornwall jeweller fleeced of stock worth £40k by man who jumped counter

Police have released images of a man they would like to speak to following a robbery at Little Jems jewellery shop in Penzance.

A male offender entered the store just after 11am on Tuesday 14 August. He jumped over the counter and took jewellery, worth in the region of £40,000, from a window display.

Staff attempted to block the door as the man forced his way out of the shop.

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No one was harmed during the incident.

Investigating officer, Scott Ellwood said: “We would like to identify and speak to the man pictured in connection with this incident. We’re releasing the images of this individual in the hope that members of the public may have seen him in the area or know who he is.”

Officer Ellwood said that anybody with information that may assist police with their enquiries should contact 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting CR/074059/18.

According to its website, Little Jem’s Jewellery is a traditional family run Jewellers established in 1988 and currently comprises of two shops in West Cornwall.

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