Man arrested a year after Francis Jones robbery

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Police receive tip off after using Crimewatch to publicise theft.

A man has been arrested for a robbery at Francis Jones Jewellers in Kent more than a year after the crime took place.

Police appealed for information at the time of the robbery, which took place in July last year, and followed up the plea this spring with the help of BBC TV show Crimewatch and also the Crimewatch Roadshow in June.

The publicity resulted in police being handed an anonymous tip off which led to the arrest of a 26-year-old man. He has since been released on bail until September 27 while the investigation continues.

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The robbery took place on July 9, 2012, at 10.45am in Francis Jones Jewellers in Sevenoaks. During the robbery a ring valued at £7,900 was stolen from the store and an 85-year-old woman suffered a suspected broken hip after being dragged to the floor.

Detective Constable Claire Beckett from Kent Police said: "The information we received has helped us to progress the investigation and interview a suspect in connection with the offence. We are always really grateful for the help and information we get from members of the public when we appeal for assistance and they play a really important role in helping us investigate crime."

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